In the pink Fitmums and Friends

NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Big Lottery funded, In the Pink, is Fitmums and Friends practical answer to helping struggling men and women access fitness, and get their emotional health in check.

In the Pink, meaning being in the very best of health, is a scheme that can support anyone to access any of the current Fitmums and Friends activity sessions. Attending one of the sessions can have a great impact on both your physical and emotional wellbeing, but it isn’t always easy to take those first steps through the door. In the Pink joins those who need it up with a volunteer supporter, who helps them to get to that first, second and third session, get settled in and start reaping the benefits of regular exercise, support and friendly environment.

In the Pink is completely free and open to anyone living in Hull or the East Riding.

Fitmums and Friends are on the look out for someone to help with the promotion of In the Pink, especially to hard to reach groups of women in Hull. If you think you can help pledge your support here.

Making things happen: how a Champions networking event led to partnerships and fundraising
Fitmums fundraise thanks to networking event.

A meeting between Champions from Fitmums and Friends ‘In the Pink’ and the Hull Homeless Community Project (HHCP), at our 2016 Champions launch event, led to a staggering 180 mile fundraising bike ride for HHCP.

 26 members of the Fitmums and Friends cycle squad took part in the gruelling ‘Way of the Roses’ challenge, cycling almost 180 miles from Morecambe to Bridlington in just three days.

The fundraising challenge raised an amazing £1168.50 for HHCP; a charity where a little goes a long way, with £5 enough to feed a person for the day, £10 all that’s needed to buy a much needed sleeping bag and roll mat and £20 enough to pay for someone a bed for the night.

Bridget, Fitmums and Friends ‘In the Pink’ coordinator said:

We met Andrew from HHCP at the Champions networking event, after a few minutes in his company, hearing about how HHCP support the homeless in Hull we knew we had to suggest the charity to benefit from our next fundraising challenge! We did exactly that and HHCP won the vote from the Fitmums and Friends cycle squad members.”

“We were delighted to support their amazing work and thrilled that our efforts to cycle the Way of the Roses was of such a positive benefit to our local community.”

HHCP used some of the funds raised to produce a printed leaflet detailing all services available to the roofless in Hull. Through the Hull 2020 Champions this was then circulated to all GP surgeries in Hull.

 

Fitmums and Friends Cycle Squad complete the ‘Way of the Roses’ challenge to raise money for Hull Homeless Community Project

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