Our Magna Vitae community team recently staged a special showing of England’s famous 1966 World Cup win, on a big screen at Alford’s John Spendluffe Technology College for the official launch of CHAPS.
CHAPS is a Community Health and Activity Project for Men.
Guests to the free event donned hats and waved flags, while reliving England’s victory over Germany.
This programme is designed to promote cultural and physical activity for men aged 50-plus, it is especially aimed at those who may be at risk of social isolation or loneliness, explained our Lifestyle Partnerships Lead, Tracey Wilkinson.
“Of course, ladies are always welcome, but these particular sessions are aimed at men to help them improve their lifestyles, while encouraging them to lead more fulfilling lives and be better connected with their communities – meeting new people and growing friendships,” said Tracey.
Two football fans who enjoyed watching the match again were Bob McMaster and Vince Portas. They join the walking football programme that runs at the Academy on Thursdays at 6pm and love it.
“But to be honest, it is impossible not to run,” they said!
CHAPS is part of an overarching six-year programme called Talk Eat Drink (T.E.D.), which is runs right across East Lindsey. This project is funded by the Big Lottery’s Aging Better programme. It is aim is to focus on all sorts of projects and activities for those aged 50-plus.
Magna Vitae CHAPS sessions will be in community venues around East Lindsey. The first session takes place at 5.30pm on Wednesday, May 30, at Alford Sports Hall, John Spendluffe Technology College.