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Here you can find information on activities through the borough, including general information we have found that we wish to share.

It's never too late to start your journey to becoming more active

The Manchester Evening News recently published an interesting and useful article about how you can make small changes to your daily routine to become more active that we wanted to share with you. You can see the article by clicking the button below

It's never too late to start your journey to becoming more active

  • Walking Football

    We are currently running a Walking Football session in partnership with Life Leisure at Brinnington Leisure Centre SK5 8LS every Monday 12.30- 1.30PM. It is open to both men and women that want to enjoy a slowed down version of the beautiful game.

    The sessions are £3 each and you can sign up either at https://faevents.thefa.com/Book?SessionID=173082 , https://www.lifeleisure.net/active-communities-team/i-wish-id-tried/ or simply turn up on the day, pay and play. It is a great way to meet local people and stay active enjoying a popular sport at a slower pace.

    Walking Football Flyer.pdf (PDF, 2 MB)

  • Local Voices

    We want the residents to be at the heart of what is going on in Brinnington. This drop-in style session is your opportunity to come down, have a brew and a chat, and tell us what you would like to see going on in your local area. There will also be an opportunity to try out some of the activities on offer, like Table Tennis and Swing ball.  Local Voices will run each Wednesday 12PM-1PM, so come along and let us know what you would like to see in Brinnington.

    For further information on any of the projects above or to simply register your interest, please contact Dominic Bell (Age UK Stockport Ageing Well Lead) by email dominic.bell@ageukstockport.org.uk or by phone 07887405837.

    Local Voices Flyer.PDF (PDF, 1 MB)

GoodGym

Age UK Stockport is pleased to be supporting and working with the Good Gym.

GoodGym with the help of local Volunteers aims to provide support for local communities whilst encouraging people to get active. The programme is divided into three separate parts Missions, Coach Runs and Group runs. For information on each programme see below:

Missions

GoodGym offers the opportunity for local people to do good whilst getting physically active. The Missions aim to offer one-off, time limited, practical help to a member of the community aged 60+ that needs help. Missions are focussed on fixing a specific problem, such as clearing an overgrown garden, lifting heavy objects or changing smoke alarm batteries.

Coach Runs

To help combat loneliness GoodGym have asked runners to visit an older person as part of their weekly run. An older person acts as a coach as they help to motivate someone to run and spend some time together. Coach runs can be fit around a runner’s schedule and don’t need to take up more than 20 minutes of your time per week.

Group runs

Every week GoodGym help local community projects, and run back all within 90 minutes. Examples of tasks GoodGym can do include: run to plant trees for a local park, run to shift earth for a community gardening project and run to sort cans for a food bank.

If you know of anyone who could benefit from GoodGym’s help then please contact us on the information found below quoting GoodGym. Alternatively if you would like to Volunteer with GoodGym please see link: https://www.goodgym.org/areas/stockport