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Recognising people who inspire others to be physically active

Date 7th November 2017
Category News
Recognising people who inspire others to be physically active

Once again this year we were pleased to support the Cornwall Sports Awards, sponsoring two of the categories at the annual event which was held at The Headland Hotel in Newquay.

The awards which are now in their twelfth year recognise and reward volunteers and organisations from across Cornwall who inspire others to be physically active.

Organised by the Cornwall Sports Partnership, the event saw over 200 of Cornwall’s inspiring volunteers, coaches, community groups and organisations come together to help celebrate the amazing achievements and impact theses volunteers have had on people being active.

St Austell Printing Company sponsored the Social Impact in the Community Award, which was won by SPARC Sport and presented by SAPC’s Marketing and Communications Manager Matt Bunt.

SPARC Sport have delivered many projects focused on the development of hard to reach young people who have issues in either social cohesion, physical, mental disabilities or a combination of all three. Last year they worked with over 150 young people who are inactive and have made a positive difference to their lives. Projects involve a wide variety of activities including football, badminton, green gyms in parks and fitness classes.

Meanwhile, our sister company St Austell Conference Centre was proud to sponsor the Active Workplace of the Year Award, which was won by Truro and Penwith College and presented by Operations Manager Beth Mayman.

The college delivers a health wellbeing and sport program which sees sixty free physical activity sessions for staff across both sites each week. 300 members of staff have participated in activities in the last year. Sessions are delivered by a team of volunteer activators. They also offer a ‘weigh to go’ programme to help people achieve a healthy weight. Following a recent survey 98% of people said the sessions improved their physical wellbeing and 94% their mental health.

Matt Bunt from SAPC said: “This is an event that we hold very close to our hearts, and it was an honour to have the opportunity to be involved again.

“We were in the company of some really inspirational people who have achieved so much, and the event was a fitting tribute to them.

“Many congratulations to all the winners and shortlisted individuals and organisations. Also, well done to the team at Cornwall Sports Partnership for putting on another outstanding event.”

You can find 0ut more about the event, and view more photos on the Cornwall Sports Partnership Facebook page here.

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