£10k boost to promote good health in Featherstone

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Featherstone Rovers will use a £10,000 donation to help promote healthy living on the town’s Priory Estate.

The money, donated by Warburtons Bakery, has been given to the club’s Kick it With Rovers project.

As part of the scheme the club will hold three activity days in schools across the town, promoting exercise and healthy living.

Rovers will also host after school exhibitions for families and ‘Mums, Dads, Lads and Lasses’ sessions to encourage healthy living within families.

Laurabeth Jagger, head of community development at Featherstone Rovers Foundation, said: “Through the grant funding support, not only do we aim to make families healthier but we hope to strengthen family relationships.

“We aim to do this by providing a community-wide offer in partnership with Featherstone Schools where local families can enjoy leisure time together that is also capable of improving health and well-being.”

Brett Warburton, executive director at Warburtons said: “This project aims to tackle the barrier that families face in leading a healthy and active lifestyle.

“The ‘Kick It with Rovers’ project encourages families to be more aware of how an active lifestyle could prevent long term illnesses.”