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Dancing dads receive Heart Research UK grant to boost their heart health

23 September, 2018

A group of dads from Torbay in Devon, known as the ‘The Dangerous Dads Network’, are launching the Dad Dancing Fit Club to give locals who are not regular gym goers the chance to keep fit and healthy through the ‘ancient art of dad dancing.’

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Ian Blackwell, Founder of the ‘Dangerous Dads Network’

The programme will be funded by an £8000 Heart Research and Subway® Healthy Heart Grant, and will see up to sixty fathers and male carers get together to get fit and bust a move!

This is the latest project by the group, who have previously run events such as ‘DadFest’ and the ‘World Dad Dancing Championships.’

Ian Blackwell, founder of the Dangerous Dads Network, said: “I wanted to help build stronger communities where fathers and male carers have the chance to become the best dads they can for their children.

“We want to help adults and children get fit and to encourage healthy hearts, and the Dad Dancing Fitness Club is designed to be great fun by encouraging physical activity through the ancient art of ‘dad dancing.’

“The Dad Dancing Fit Club’ is great way for dads and male carers to get involved, show off their moves and have a laugh whilst being active.”

The Heart Research UK and Subway® Healthy Heart Grant, which provides up to £10,000 to local community projects, is made up of donations made in Subway® stores and the nationwide Subway Helping Hearts™ Family 5K fun runs.  The money is then reinvested back into local communities, to allow people to live healthier, happier and longer lives.

You can learn more about the Heart Research UK and Subway® Healthy Heart Grant by clicking here.