ON Saturday October 27 LOCSP will be welcoming the Mayor of Waltham Forest Councillor Richard Sweden as our guest. In this Olympic Year, we are absolutely delighted to have been chosen by Richard as his charity of the year with a collection being held going toward supporting our Extra Time 2012 project.
Following discussion with Richard we agreed that our Mayor’s project would encompass the spirit of the Olympics, reach out to communities that are the least active and are traditionally marginalised.
The project we are therefore raising funding for focuses on those in ‘Supported Living’ be-it the elderly, those with disabilities and others that need help living independent lives with the aim of improving participants’ muscle strength, balance and flexibility and reducing social isolation.
Over the course of the next year we aim to offer
1. Low impact exercise programmes based at centres on a weekly basis. Activity to include chair based exercise, yoga, tai chi, music and movement
2. Moderate intensity exercise programmes based at SCORE and other appropriate central venues in Walthamstow and Chingford on a weekly basis. Activities to include fitness circuits, yoga, line dancing, short and long mat bowls, walking club, badminton
3. Social activity programmes based at Leyton Orient FC and at the centres on a weekly basis from including internet and computer sessions
4. Arranging visits to Leyton Orient FC for matches, meeting players and other events
In addition from the donations we received, we plan to purchase sports and recreation and mobile computer equipment that we would donate to each centre we work with.
The Mayor is planning a series of events over the next year including quizzes, balls, concerts and events with the club to help raise the profile and donations.
Your donations would be much appreciated. If you wish to donate or get involved in the year of activities please contact Steve Myhill, Mayor’s Parlour, Waltham Forest Town Hall.