13:55 17th February 2017
by Ash Willis
BAFC first team stars, Matty Palmer, Lee Williamson, Damien McCrory and Shaun Barker have all been out in the community to support Burton Albion Community Trust (BACT) programmes this week.
Palmer and Williamson visited the Change for Life programme at the Pirelli Stadium on Wednesday night.
The Change for Life Programme, involves children and their families taking part in a block of Healthy Families sessions. The sessions which are funded by Staffordshire County Council are delivered weekly in each venue in partnership by Burton Albion Community Trust and Citizens Advice East Staffordshire.
The sessions last for an hour and a half and are run usually over a 6 week period between holidays. The Healthy Families sessions are delivered FREE of charge, with the first 40 minutes of the session physical activity based where children and parents take part in multisport and physical activity before discussing topics such as how to eat a healthy balanced diet and money management. These will be in the form of fun interactive classroom sessions with staff from Citizens Advice East Staffordshire.
McCrory and Barker made their way to the Burton Albion Community Hub this afternoon in support of their Disability programme.
The programme is open to anyone aged 16 years and over at the Community Hub. The aim is to make new friends and take part in fun inclusive physical and social activities. All abilities are welcome to join in the activities or have a chat with our staff over tea and coffee.
This session takes place every Friday between 9.30AM-11.30AM and cost just £5 per week.
Paul Furniss, Health and Inclusion Team Leader, said: “We are really grateful towards the lads for coming along to the sessions and for making it a fabulous experience for our participants. Matty and Lee were fantastic on Wednesday, just like Damien and Shaun were this afternoon.”