A huge 'Thank You' to all who came along to our first Fit Town meetup last week – it is great to see there is an appetite for new initiatives in the town and a genuine interest in working together. As promised I am attaching a copy of the presentation which hopefully will help you get a clearer understanding of the Fit Town concept and how you can get involved. Just a few points to note;
- Target Groups are a key element of the Fit Town project so it is important when you are planning your event(s) that you connect with the appropriate organisation(s) e.g. Disability – Brothers of Charity, Mental Health – GELS or HSE, Disadvantaged – Junction Project. If you require additional contact details or assistance please get in touch with us directly and we will be happy to help put you in touch with the key contact.
- Insurance Galway Sports Partnership confirmed verbally that insurance cover is the responsibility of participating organisations. If you intend running an event(s) we would advise you contact your insurance company in advance to ensure your policy is valid. From their experience with other groups last year this was not an obstacle to participation.
- Timelines With Christmas looming we are working with tight timelines and closing date for receipt of completed applications is Wednesday 9th December. We have scheduled a ‘Drop in’ /Review meetup for that evening in Gullanes Hotel from 6.30 – 8.30 pm, to provide groups with the opportunity to review their application with the Team and address any outstanding issues or queries. If you need any assistance between now and then please do not hesitate to contact us. Also, if you manage to get your application to us before that date all the better!
We are encouraging all Groups/Clubs/Organisations/Schools and Businesses to get involved in some way with the Fit Town Project. It is another positive initiative that will bring so many benefits to the entire community with a little help from us all. With that in mind we ask that you make every effort to promote the project over the next few weeks to ensure we bring all members of the Community with us on the journey that is ‘Fit Town 2016’!
Many thanks once again for all your support and enthusiasm.
Noel Mannion, Marion Ruane, Lyn Donnelly, Eoin Hurley, Laura Finn - Fit Town Team.
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