We had a fantastic celebration at Burgess Park on Tuesday as we celebrated our one year anniversary of our Silver Tuesdays in this location. The Burgess Park Silverfit Days which are supported by Southwark Council, Southwark GP’s via the CCG, the Creation Trust & other sporting organisations have grown from strength to strength with large numbers of people attending every week at the Park Life Café in Burgess Park.
To mark our anniversary we had a special performance by The London Cheerleaders which was great fun; especially when everyone joined in after being given a little bit of instruction. :-)
Afterwards, there was a well deserved BBQ in the sun - thanks to Rosemarie for organising it and thanks to all who brought such delicious food! Here is to many more years!
Fantastic news for us this we as we have once again received funding from the Southwark CCG to sustain our Burgess Park Silver Tuesday sessions.
NHS Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is made up of all 44 GP surgeries in the local area. They are responsible for planning, monitoring and paying for most of the health services you will receive as a resident of Southwark. Their job is to make the most effective use of the money they have been allocated and make sure that it is being used to best meet your needs. We are incredibly grateful for the funds and hope to roll out some fantastic developments. We are now planning the structure of these plans and hope to announce them all very soon.
For an update please check back soon!”Read
We had some wonderful words from our lovely Silverfitter Diane Ferguson after last week's Silverfit session. We really appreciate Diane's kind feedback and love that people are really reaping the benefits of being Silverfit!
"Today we enjoyed another great sunny Nordic Walking Session at Silver Tuesday, Burgess Park. My husband, Jock, and I have been attending since November 2014 and are both noticeably fitter and slimmer. He has problems with his knee and hadn't exercised for over a year. Nordic Walking has allowed him to improve his knee to such a level that last Friday he attended the Silver Fit, Millwall Walking Football session and is looking forward to more fun sessions with Dean.
I have also seen a turn around in my fitness levels and I have started
Silver Thursday Cycle/Spinning Sessions at SBLU (Academy of Sports near Elephant & Castle). Something I would not have thought possible a few months ago.
The Silverfit Charity is not only providing a good variety of fitness
sessions but also creating a great social network amongst the attendees promoted by their friendly instructors and volunteers. Thank you to all who are involved."
Great funding news!
We've been awarded more funding from independent charitable trust Wakefield and Tetley. 'They provide grants to support charitable and voluntary activity in London boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Southwark and the City of London. The Trust aim to support good quality projects that will improve the lives of people and communities experiencing disadvantage.' The grant will go towards the development of our current Silver Day sessions, with more activities, extensions of programmes and great new way of expanding the Silverfit brand.
The changes will be taking place very soon so stay tuned”Read
We had a fantastic morning at the launch of our LSBU Silver Thursday at AOS on Thursday. Eddie Brocklesby joined the Silverfitters for an energetic badminton and a fun cycling session with LSBU Sports Development Manager, Jameelah. Randy is our brand new Silverfit Ambassador that will be helping with all your Silverfit needs and making you feel right at home. The session was a success with laughs had by all.
This is our 6th Silver Day session on a BRAND NEW day which we hope will increase your chance to experience one or more of our Silverfit events every week and get healthier & happier!