The AFC Fylde Community Foundation secures substantial funding for its ‘Get on Board’ Public Health improvement programme.

The AFC Fylde Community Foundation are proud to announce, that through its affiliation with the Football Conference Trust, they have secured £7130.00 to deliver a 12 month ‘Get on Board’ Public health improvement programme. The Foundation will be working with 23 primary schools, delivering a seven hour engagement programme, led by Health and Wellbeing Coordinator Michael Brown.

The programme will be delivered in partnership with Lancashire County Council’s Public Health Department and Wyre and Fylde Clinical Commissioning Group, which will see a total of £11,000.00 invested in the programme over a 12 month period. All year 5 pupils in Fylde will be provided with the professional nutritional advice, physical activity opportunities and health and wellbeing advice, with each school receiving 7 hours free delivery providing by The AFC Fylde Community Foundation and its partners.

The AFC Fylde Community Foundation, Lancashire County Council and The Wyre and Fylde Clinical Commissioning Group hope, that by delivering the flagship ‘Get on Board’ programme they will have a positive impact on many young people’s lives throughout Fylde. The Trust would like to thank The Football Conference Trust, as without their support, The Foundation would not have been able to deliver the flagship programme to so many young people, providing professional nutritional and health and wellbeing advice.

The programme aims to educate young people and provide them with the opportunity to make informed decisions on diet, physical activity and general health and wellbeing issues, creating a healthy Fylde.

The AFC Fylde Community Foundation’s Director Tom Hutton has been overwhelmed with the support shown by so many partners who have supported the Foundation’s flagship public health improvement programme.

‘I would like to thank all organisations for their support and guidance, which has allowed the Foundation to develop a new and innovative programme which will involve over 700 Fylde Pupils over a 12 month period, without the support of our valued partners this fantastic programme would have only been a dream, and with support has become a reality’.