In League With Womens Wellness 10 -Week Programme

In League With Women helps to involve women in a variety of health and wellbeing sessions, This is a women’s only session within the community, it helps manage and maintain areas such as fitness, weight management, nutrition, mental health, and overall wellbeing. interested? email [email protected]

Young at Heart Sessions

Young at Heart is a light circuit-based exercise session geared for people who are 50 years and over.

It is a mixed session for both Male and Females and utilises equipment such as resistance bands, chairs, light dumbbells, and exercise fit balls to help older members of the public to maintain their fitness! Starting on the 25th June 2021, every Friday 1pm – 1:45pm.

To book onto any sessions please email [email protected]

Holiday Activities and Food Camps (HAF)

In partnership with The St Helens Council, The Holiday Activities and Food programme is aimed at providing healthy food and enriching activities free of charge for primary and secondary school aged children who are eligible for benefit related free school meals during the summer holiday’s.

Saints Outreach Programme

The Saints Outreach Programme gets local children involved in sports and activities within local parks in St. Helens. Coaches spend an hour at King George V Playing Fields in Sutton Manor every Tuesday, 3:30pm – 4:30pm.

Back Onside 

The Back Onside project is a new and exciting initiative that is aimed at men aged 35-64 who haven’t exercised in a while and are looking to get back into physical activity. Sessions include strength building, stamina and fitness and are hosted by current and past players. Sessions can be seen on our Facebook page every wednesday, 18:30pm

Stay Safe Whilst You Swim

Saints Community Development Foundation is delighted to announce our new ‘Stay Safe Whilst You Swim’ Campaign that urges children and young adults to stay safe during the summer.

The campaign looks to tackle and reduce deaths in our local area due to drowning by encouraging children and young adults to swim in safe life-guarded areas.

With school holidays approaching and the current warm weather, we want to warn those planning to swim in areas that are unsafe and not under the watchful eye of a lifeguard. Even strong and confident swimmers can struggle and drown after jumping into cold and unpredictable seas, rivers, canals and lakes where temperatures can be as low as 15C, even in the summer. The depth of the water itself is a whole different danger, and you’ll probably have no idea how far down the water goes until it’s too late.

If you can’t stand up in a lake or quarry, there will be no way to recover from the shock of the temperature – and you increase your risk of drowning. Why risk it?

What’s more, there won’t be any trained lifeguards there to help you if you get into trouble, and you never know what dangers lurk beneath the surface.

Jagged rocks, discarded rubbish or strong currents could be hidden out of sight, and swimming in quarries is even less attractive when you think about what else may be lurking in the water.

Why not visit your local swimming baths this summer?

Swimming has many benefits, just 30 minutes of swimming three times a week alongside a balanced, healthy diet and lifestyle is one of the best ways to stay fit and healthy and maintain a positive mental outlook. Do it with friends, and it’s even more fun! We believe that local swimming baths and safe life-guarded areas is the way to go this summer, Why risk your life?

There are many local swimming baths that are open throughout the day that you and your friends can visit this summer, for example:

  • Queens Park Baths
  • Everlast Gyms Milverny
  • Ruskin Drive fitness club
  • Mercure Haydock
  • Pyramid Leisure

For more information on the projects we provide, please contact [email protected] or call 01744 362174