Latest Heart Research UK and Subway® Healthy Heart Grants awarded in 2015 and 2016.
TW Braga, Belfast- "TW Braga Healthy Heart Warriors" -£10,000
Belfast junior football club will be helping hearts in their year-long programme of community events and summer camps for young players, parents and beyond. The project includes opportunities to take part in cookery, heart-health education and a variety of exercise activities for all.
Llanhilleth Miners, Blaenau Gwent- "Cooking for Healthy Hearts" -£10,000
Families in the mining town of Llanhilleth will gain the knowledge and skills to prepare easy, low cost, healthy meals and become confident swapping high fat and high salt foods for equally flavoursome alternatives. Participants will create healthy recipe cards enhancing their IT skills and take part in physical activity including a ’10,000 steps a day’ Pedometer Challenge. The project will celebrate achievements through a Community Picnic and participation in the SUBWAY® Family 5K in Newport for up to 50 families.
Colchester United Football in the Community, Colchester- "Cardio Active" -£8,500
Children and their families in Colchester will be getting ‘Cardio Active’ as they learn how to keep their hearts healthy in this six-week programme across nine primary schools. The children will be inspired to be ‘move a mile’ leaders for their families and encourage them to walk or jog a mile each week. The project will culminate in a match-day celebration which will see participants ‘move a mile’ at half time at the WHCS Stadium.
Higham Ferrers Gateway Club, Northamptonshire- "Happy Healthy Hearts" -£1,500
Higham Ferrers Gateway Club is a social and leisure group for adults with learning difficulties. After the success of a piloted cookery course last year, the group will be focusing on healthy hearts with a series of weekly cooking and dance lessons. The club’s members will have the opportunity to move more and get fit in a fun and up-tempo way and will try new healthy foods and learn basic cookery skills allowing them to live independently whilst looking after their health.
Sova, Sheffield- "Sova Love Hearts" -£4,513.32
Up to 100 young people within or on the peripheries of the care system will engage with heart healthy lifestyles to benefit their futures. Young people will receive education and practical skills experiences around healthy eating, exercise, smoking cessation and the dangers of substance misuse. Using a peer-lead approach Sova will equip young people to act as peer mentors to support each other on their personal journeys towards healthier hearts.
QPR in the Community Trust, West London- "QPR Healthy Hearts, Happy Families" -£9,500
Families with young children in West London will take part in Cook & Eat sessions on Saturdays throughout 2016 enabling them to get active and enjoy learning new cooking skills together. Children will have the opportunity to explore the media suite at QPR and even conduct their own manager-style interviews to showcase what they have learnt. Holiday camps will also run for children to reinforce healthy messages around physical activity, healthy eating and the negative impacts of smoking on the heart.
Cinque Ports Community Kitchen, Deal- "Heartily Keen 2 Cook" -£10,000
Adults aged 40 and over who have been identified as at risk of heart disease will have the opportunity to learn new cooking skills to give their lifestyles a healthy overhaul, supported by a clinical dietician. Participants will 'pass it on' by teaching a family member or friend each new recipe. Peer support and sharing experiences will be key to keep individuals motivated as they embark on their personal journey towards a healthier heart.
Bath Rugby Foundation, Bath- "Heart of a Lion" -£10,000
Heart of a Lion will be a unique opportunity for children to learn about healthy hearts, while visiting the Heart of the City and experiencing the Home of Bath Rugby. Children will attend an all-day workshop at the Recreation Ground where they will harness technology using motion glow bands and meet team mascot Maximus to learn the impacts of physical activity, diet, smoking and alcohol on their hearts.
The Songwriting Charity, Bristol- "Beating Heart" -£10,000
One-day song writing workshops will be available to around 250 primary school children from 10 schools. Interactive games will teach children how their hearts work and spark discussions around healthy lifestyle choices which will become key themes in the song's lyrics. Each class will record their song accompanied by an active outdoor music video and share it with the rest of the school in an assembly for everyone to learn the words and messages.
TYNE TEES REGION
Lifeline Community Action, Newton Aycliffe- “Health Drop In” – £9,132
Families in Newton Aycliffe are putting their hearts first as they learn to prepare heart-healthy meals and use food labels to make healthier choices. Walk and talk sessions and family exercise will make the programme fun and sociable whilst supporting individual journeys towards healthier, smoke-free hearts.
Kids Run Free, Leamington Spa- “Young Hearts Run Free” - £8,073
3,000 children across 20 primary schools are taking on the challenge to run a marathon distance during school break times across two school terms. Equipped with their own progress card and wrist bands for each completed lap children will make exercise a regular part of their school day for increased and sustained cardiovascular fitness.
The Neuromuscular Centre, Cheshire- “Accessible Exercise for a Healthy Heart” - £9,325
Muscular dystrophy affects all muscles in the body, including the heart, and makes exercise extremely difficult. With the support of a physiotherapist and a brand new specially adapted indoor rower, up to 100 adults with muscular dystrophy will be enables to help their hearts through assisted exercise, many of whom for the first time.
Dunfermline Reign Basketball Club, Dunfermline- "Healthy Hearts Through Basketball" -£9,272
Twenty primary schools in Dunfermline will receive a 6-week programme of basketball and heart health education covering physical activity, diet, smoking, alcohol and drug abuse. Termly basketball festivals will be an opportunity for schools involved to play in a tournament while celebrating success and sharing key health messages with friends and family.