StreetGames is a national charity dedicated to developing doorstep sport in disadvantaged communities and Community 1st Oldham sponsors an ongoing programme of healthy living initiatives and events run by StreetGames, including the annual free entry Oldham Run4Fun and a range of sport and youth activities across Oldham.
During the period from July to September this year the programme has achieved the following:
Total number of sport sessions delivered: 373
Total number of participants who took part: 1,898
Total number of attendances: 7,152
Activities include boxing, rock climbing, netball, basketball and football and give local youngsters the opportunity to take part in sports they may not otherwise get to try, as well as helping them to keep fit.
In addition, the programme encourages local people to share their skills by helping to run the sport sessions – during this period 23 volunteers helped out, totalling 580 volunteering hours.
Community 1st Oldham is proud to provide this additional sponsorship to support these worthwhile activities in Oldham and we are delighted with the ongoing success of the scheme.