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BLACKBURN women are being invited to kick-start the New Year by signing up to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life. Every day 110 people are diagnosed with cancer in the North West region That’s why the charity is urging women of all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities to enter Race for Life 5k event at […]

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For the past five weeks members of Creative Support’s Social Inclusion Service have participated in a healthy eating course called ‘Be the Chef’. Based at the Bank Top Neighbourhood Learning Centre, the course has been designed by Chris Truckle and Janice Horsley of Positive Minds with the support of the Wellbeing team. The course concluded […]

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Balanceability is delivered by qualified instructors in safe environments designed to provide children with the best possible start in cycling. Balanceability is there to help children – and parents – who may be finding the process of learning to ride a little daunting. Group learning based on structured ‘sessions’ (including lots of fun) will help speed up […]

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Latest research* shows that a quarter of the general population (11.5 million people) are inactive, meaning they do less than 30 minutes of exercise that gets them slightly out of breath each week, with certain groups such as those in lower paid jobs, women and the disabled disproportionately affected. The Pennine Lancashire pilot area covers a […]

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Modern day life makes it hard to be healthy, so it’s not surprising that most of us are not fitting enough physical activity into our days. Sitting down at work and commuting by car or public transport means we’re not active for a lot of the working day and technology allows us to shop and […]

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The Trail Smart videos, which follow the organisation’s Race Smart, Ride Smart and Commute Smart campaigns, are aimed at those new to mountain biking, or people who would like to improve their skills and remain safe while in the mountains, countryside or on trails. The 2015 Getting Active Outdoors report, commissioned by Sport England, revealed […]

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Gill, who was diagnosed with breast cancer about 8 years ago, talks about her process of recovery and rehabilitation since her years of treatment in Blackburn and Preston hospitals. Gill told us that, “After my operation and all the treatment, I was left fatigued, depressed and had lost confidence. It is difficult to get back […]

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As well as introducing new extended walks we will have Welly Bobs Petting Farm, a Climbing Wall, Helter Skelter Inflatable Slide, Human Table Football, Human Buzz Wire Hire, Children`s Dino Inflatable Slide Hire Side, Stalls, Pole Joust Inflatable, Surf Simulator, Giant Snakes and Ladderse and we will be promoting the same walks that we did […]

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The Free Family Fun Week starting on Tuesday, 30th May 2017, launches a week of taster activities for families between 10am – 3pm. Activities on the day will include sack races, obstacles courses, orienteering, golf, cricket and much more!  There will also be the chance to join in and learn with fun nutritional games, as […]

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The festival, directed by design guru Wayne Hemingway MBE, will see the town centre transformed into a hotbed of activity with exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations and performances all based on Making of one kind of another. Activities on offer include print making, pottery or jewellery making  as well as technology based craft sessions such as designing […]

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