On Sunday the 9th June JRF kicked off a new partnership with health provider Nuffield Health with a community day of Sport and Wellbeing at Bridgestone Arena.

Over 200 local people participated from children, teenagers, to adults over sixty years old. They all had the chance to take part in a range of sport and fitness activities on offer with the opportunity to obtain health checks such as blood pressure, general health, and fitness assessments.

Over 100 people underwent the onsite health checks with the added incentive of receiving a week’s pass at Nuffield Health to experience the facilities and classes they offer.

The backdrop to all of these activities was the ‘Bridgestone Steppers’ ladies and over 50s Walking Football teams from India and Somalia who played in a Festival of Sport.

The partnership synergy is the mutual aim of both charities to bridge the gap between community and health.

Multi-site General Manager of Nuffield Health, Mo Bouamri said; “We’re a charity and our purpose is to build a healthier nation. By doing that we need to get into these communities with people who need us the most. I’ve been looking at JRF for a while and see that this is something they are doing as well. They’re making such a massive difference to the community here. Looking around today, there are a couple of hundred people here, and looking at the ages there are kids here from five years old up to adults aged seventy. That’s what it’s all about.”

CEO of JRF, Otis Roberts said; “We are looking forward to doing wonderful things that benefit the health of the community we serve and Nuffield Health are a great fit to some of the ongoing work we are delivering across all communities.”