AFC Fylde Community Foundation’s Extra Time participants have recently visited Manchester Christmas Markets and the National Football Museum, thanks to support from Community Rail Lancashire.
Michael Whittle, Assistant Foundation Director said, “After starting the project in February, it is great to see just how far it has come. We have a regular group of between 12 and 15 participants and by working with other organisations such as Community Rail Lancashire we are able to provide further opportunities like this.
“For many of our participants, the group is the only time they will have to speak with other adults, which has an impact on their physical and mental wellbeing. The trip to Manchester will hopefully have helped in a small way and allows them to leave the local community, with the friendships that they have made with other members of the group.”
Extra Time sessions are Tuesday’s, 10am – 11:30am at Hope Church, Lytham; the group go for a light-paced walk around the local area, followed by free refreshments at the church. The project aims to better the mental and physical health of participants, with trained members of Foundation staff on-hand to support participants with access to employability support.