In order to attract new funding to continue its work in the community, Pendle Leisure Trust carried out a Sport and Exercise Survey among the borough’s younger residents.
The trust is recognised for its approach in supporting a diverse range of community projects that have enriched the lives of local people, especially the traditionally hard to reach and vulnerable groups living in the borough’s most deprived wards.
The trust has done this through various grant-funding projects delivered by its Healthy Lifestyles, Arts Development and Sports Development teams.
Activities have included music making, sports and physical activity and health awareness initiatives such as weight management, smoking cessation, walking and cycling, Arts on Prescription for adults with a variety of medical and mental problems and therapeutic horticulture, to name but a few.
Since October, 2001, Pendle Leisure Trust has been awarded over 100 grants and delivered over 50 community projects.
In order to attract new funding and strengthen bids to continue this valuable work, the trust recently carried out a sport and exercise survey in partnership with Nelson and Colne College, local schools, Pendle Youth Council and various other partners.
A total of 3,300 surveys were distributed, with 1,190 being returned.
The results are currently being analysed and will be published on the trust’s website in due course.
Everyone who took the time to complete a survey was entered into a prize draw with a chance to win an i-pad. Callum Horsfall, a local teenager from Colne, was the lucky winner.
The 14-year-old Fisher More Catholic Humanities College pupil, who enjoys archery, is now the envy of all his friends.
Miss Kathy Titterton, who is in charge of grant applications for Pendle Leisure Trust, said: “We would like to thank everyone who took the time to help us with this survey, which we have found very useful.
“Our next step is to carry out a similar questionnaire, this time looking at people’s health.”