Olympic legacy backed by B-Fit leisure centre and Magna
By Magna_Housing | Friday, August 23, 2013, 14:40
B-Fit leisure centre in Beaminster has benefited from £2,000 from a local affordable housing provider to run three weeks of summer activities for children.
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Magna Housing has provided funding for the summer activities through its community initiative fund after being impressed by B-Fit centre manager,
Richard Mooney's desire to encourage children to keep fit and interact through sport.
The sessions ran daily over 3 weeks with around 15-35 children aged between 5 and 14 attending a wide range of activities each day that included specialist football skills, gymnastics, trampolining, basketball, dodgeball and rookie lifeguarding.
Richard Mooney, B-Fit centre manager, commented 'We're very grateful that Manga recognises the need to help support their tenants' children and the local community to stay active. The funding has allowed us to run activities for 3 weeks over the summer and the demand has been great.
We've seen children as young as 5 taking up new sports and learning life saving skills that could save a life.'
Ken Bodycombe, Magna's community investment officer, added 'B-Fit leisure centre is an important community resource serving Beaminster and the surrounding villages. It's great to see so many young people learning new sports, especially on the back of the Olympics last year.'
As well as providing funding for the summer activities, Magna has also paid for 5 of its residents' children to attend the summer program.