The Hull fc Community Foundation has received funding to launch a new project called ‘boulevard revisited’.
After receiving funding from Assura PLC and the 2021 Rugby League World Cup, the Community Foundation will use the club’s heritage as a catalyst to support older people to engage in positive activity, which will yield positive physical and mental wellbeing.
With the support of the RLWC2021 Community Fund Grants Programme, the Hull FC Community Foundation will support people over the age of 55 to engage in low intensity physical activity on a weekly basis, helping build physical wellbeing.
To help build mental wellbeing amongst participants, the project will also incorporate sport reminiscence sessions to recall some memories from yesteryear.
The sessions will take place at the Hull FC Community Foundation’s Youth and Community Centre, located on Pickering Road in West Hull.
The project will be delivered on a Friday afternoon from 1pm to 3pm, with the first hour encouraging participants to engage in reminiscence activity which will use the heritage of Hull FC as a catalyst to support memory sharing, creative conversations, and new social friendships in the company of current and former players. The second hour of the session will be dedicated towards supporting participants to engage in low intensity physical activity.
‘Boulevard Revisited’ seeks to engage sixty older people over the course of the project in weekly positive wellbeing activity.
Head of the Hull FC Community Foundation James Price said: “Through our response work across the pandemic, we have been acutely aware of the challenges facing older people in respect to loneliness and mental health.
“At its heart, Boulevard Revisited is about using the heritage of Hull FC to bring people together safely to engage in safe, stimulating activity that can deliver a whole host of social and wellbeing outcomes.
“We are grateful for the support of Assura PLC and Rugby League World Cup 2021 in helping us make this project possible, empowering our team to improve the lives of the Hull FC community.”
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