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'Try It' with Halifax Panthers Wheelchair RLC

Friday 3rd May 2024

Originally developed by Frenchmen Wally Salvan and Robert Fassolette as a form of rehabilitation, Wheelchair Rugby League is unique amongst wheelchair sports in its faithfulness to the rules of its sport of origin. It is also one of the most inclusive as it can be played by teams of mixed sexes, age groups, the able-bodied and those with a range of disabilities.

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Battling Addiction - Louis' Story

Thursday 2nd May 2024

The Basement Recovery Project operates in Todmorden and central Halifax, offering specialised support for those battling addiction. They take a holistic approach, believing that exercise plays a crucial role in the recovery journey. Thanks to Active Calderdale funding, they've been able to create opportunities for their members to get active in a safe and supportive environment, whenever they're ready.

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Positive Impact Sports in Mixenden

Friday 26th April 2024

Positive Impact Sports (PIS) led by CEO Leah Greig, aims to make physical activity accessible to everyone, regardless of age, gender, or culture, in a fun and educational way. They also aim to reduce obesity and promote mental health awareness, ensuring that staff, students, and families in Mixenden, North Halifax are well-informed about healthy choices.

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Community Keep Fit with IMT

Tuesday 16th April 2024

Inspire. Motivate. Transform (IMT) is a feel-good lifestyle brand focused primarily on older adults, promoting the improvement of physical and mental wellbeing through dance, movement and connection with the mind.
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Being an Active Champion

Monday 8th April 2024

Active Champions play a key role in delivering our mission of making physical activity an embedded part of everyday life in Calderdale. They are pivotal in inspiring others to be active and driving forward change in communities. But what does it mean to be an Active Champion and what does the role entail?

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Fighting Fit - Ian's Story

Monday 8th April 2024

Halifax Boxing, Sport & Fitness Club is a community-based club which supports people from all backgrounds. They run on a not-for-profit basis as a social enterprise, meaning any surplus is ploughed back into the club and their work. They aim to include people from all parts of the community in activities at the gym to help promote health, wellbeing and community engagement. Below, club member Ian gives his account of how joining the over 60's circuit training has positively impacted his wellbeing.

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