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Get Out Get Active hold a Family Fun Day in Wolverhampton

Approximately 500 residents from Wolverhampton came to East Park on the May Day Bank Holiday to take part in a family fun day, delivered by Get Out Get Active (GOGA) partners, Active Black Country. 

Two boys stood holding a kite in a park. A key feature of the day was the opportunity for adults to undertake health checks, carried out under the supervision of former nurses volunteering on behalf of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Wolverhampton. Residents were able to receive readouts relating their height, weight, body fat percentage, resting and recovery pulse, blood pressure and peak flow.

In addition, children at the park were able to enjoy free kites, football sessions and a bouncy castle, whilst also taking part in boxercise sessions led by trained instructor Candeece Harvey.

This was a fantastic event and we’re really pleased that so many people came to the park and took part in the different activities that we had planned. There are so many skilled people working in the community in Wolverhampton and this was a perfect demonstration of that. We had so many people who wanted to have their health checked that we ended up staying longer than planned to ensure everyone could benefit.
This is important because Wolverhampton, like the rest of the Black Country, is an area beset by health inequalities, so it’s important to reach communities by working with groups who people trust. Through GOGA we’ve clearly been able to establish the role that faith groups and faith leaders play in supporting the health and wellbeing of local people. We’re really grateful to the faith groups who worked with us at today’s event.

Michael Salmon, Head of Insight, Health and Wellbeing at Active Black Country

The Get Out Get Active (GOGA) programme aims to reach disabled and non-disabled people in activity. But GOGA is about much more than just being active, it strengthens community spirit, increases confidence, and improves mental health. We are thrilled with the event at East Park, and it was wonderful to see a diverse community enjoying being active together.

Helen Derby, GOGA England Programme Manager

For more information about Active Black Country visit the Active Black Country website. 

About Get Out Get Active

Get Out Get Active (GOGA) is a programme that supports disabled and non-disabled people to enjoy being active together. Activity Alliance is the creator and lead partner. The programme is funded by Spirit of 2012, Sport England and London Marathon Charitable Trust.

Find out more about Get Out Get Active here.