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These are stories from individuals and organisations about getting active and what it means to them.

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    Khalsa Football Story

    In this blog, Anna Denham talks about Khalsa Football academy, which has served the local community since 1988 and supports local children and adults with additional needs.

    Khalsa Football Story
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    The Rethink Mental Illness story

    This blog from the team at Rethink Mental Illness explores the relationship between severe mental illness and getting active.

    The Rethink Mental Illness story

    Brett’s story

    In this blog, Brett Smith, Director of Research, Professor of Disability and Physical Activity at Durham University, discusses how the Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines for sport and physical activity could prove a gamechanger for sports accessibility.

    Brett’s story

    School story

    In this story, Elliot Watson, Programme Officer at Get Yourself Active, talks about his experiences as a young Disabled person of the lack of inclusion in school sports.

    School story

    Walk on Wednesday’s story

    In this story Anna Denham discusses her collaboration with the Walks on Wednesdays (WOW) group, and Nene Park Trust.

    Walk on Wednesday’s story

    Karen’s story

    In this story, Karen explains how she set about making sure her local green space remained accessible and open to all.

    Karen’s story

    Danny’s story

    In this story, Danny explains how co-production has had a positive effect on him, his work and what he will do in the future.

    Danny’s story

    Wheels for Wellbeing story

    In this story, we discuss what we saw and learned on our visit to Wheels for Wellbeing in South London....

    Wheels for Wellbeing story

    Martin’s story

    In this story, Martin Ede, Development and Implementation Manager at Equal Lives in Norfolk, discusses how his life has been turned around because he has found a sport he loves.

    Martin’s story

    Kay’s story

    In this story, we talk to Kay about barriers to cycling in their local parks and green spaces they have encountered.

    Kay’s story

    Zanib’s story

    In this blog, Zanib raises the question: If our more modern urban spaces are not accessible enough, what about our less modern and more remote areas?

    Zanib’s story

    Caroline’s story

    In this blog, Caroline discusses the importance of green spaces for her wellbeing.

    Caroline’s story