The Foundation scooped the prestigious Health Innovation of the Year 2015 Award which was presented by Fylde and Wyre CCG. The award reflects the fantastic contribution made by The AFC Fylde Community Foundation, delivering our flagship Health and Wellbeing project – Get on Board.

The Get on Board project follows a tailored health improvement programme which consists of a number of targets;

– Decrease obesity within Primary school age children.

– Increase physical activity rates throughout Fylde, by providing inclusive sports and activity opportunities.

– Diet and Nutrition- Education residents across Fylde, providing them with the skills needed to make informed choices when it comes to their diet and nutrition.

– Dementia/Alzheimer’s- engage with our most vulnerable residents and ensure they are provided with equal access to further opportunities when it comes to  physical activity.

The Health Innovation of the Year Award received stiff competition from local organisations. However our project has been recognised as being unique, diverse and innovative unlike any other fellow competitors. Local GP’s choose us as worthy victors.

AFC Fylde Community Foundation Director Tom Hutton was extremely proud to be presented with this award. He said, “I am absolutely delighted. Receiving this prestigious health innovation award recognises the tireless hard work and commitment we put in, on a daily basis.”

Health and Wellbeing Manager Michael Brown, who delivers the Get on Board project believes this award signifies the tireless work that has been put into the Foundation since the Get on Board project launched in April 2014. Michael said, “Get On Board is one of the fastest growing public health improvement programmes in the region and we are delighted to win this award. The main purpose is to improve the health and wellbeing of local members of the community and I’m delighted to say that’s exactly what we have been doing.”