JUDGING by the comments we have received from staff and participants alike it’s fair to say a breakfast meeting held at Hunley Hall Golf Club in Brotton was well received.
It was the first time since March 2019 that we had been able to host the event, one which is designed to bring together the Foundation and the business and local communities of East Cleveland.
A packed room listened to a presentation from our East Cleveland manager Marc McPhillips, backed up by Charlie Bell, Neil Dooley, Lee Harding and Toseef Khan.
- 8 Kicks sessions a week including Football, Dance, Golf and Table Tennis
- Team Talk including Walk and Talk and Community Allotment – 100% of participants feel more socially engaged
- Kitchen Therapy in community and schools – 62.5% of participants increased their confidence and self esteem
- 19 people given employability support – 37% helped back into employment or education through lockdown
- Couch to 5K – 85% of participants sustained physical activity over 6 months
There were contributions too from two members for the community who have benefitted from our programmes, including a story from a man who has been supporting the Boro since 1967 who, in an emotional address, revealed it was the participation on our Team Talk and Walk and Talk programmes that has helped him back from the abyss of a fully-blown mental breakdown.
It’s a little over two years since we moved into East Cleveland promising to help make a difference. The reaction to the meeting held on Tuesday October 5 and the number of participants involved overall is testament to how far we have come and the tireless work of our dedicated team.