News from ActivSports
Confirmation of the GB Paralympic team for Tokyo has recently been announced. We are very proud that Ipswich athlete, Evie Edwards, has been selected to represent Great Britain, once again, in the BC4 classification. Evie continues to be a great friend to ActivLives,...
We’re very happy to reveal that we've been chosen for Green Token Giving scheme at Asda Stoke Park. This amazing opportunity could be vital in helping us to continue our outreach and community work over the next few months. Voting is online and you can choose to give...
Yep, so has ours! But we are gradually getting our ActivSport programme back on the road. We have recently re-introduced Lawn Bowls, Walking Football, Boccia and Yoga sessions back onto the growing list of returning activities. All of these sessions have Covid-19...
You know that things are gradually getting back to how they were before Covid-19, when the boccia balls come out once again! ActivLives have recently re-started their regular boccia sessions, with Avenues East, in Ipswich and Stowmarket. The sessions have been adapted...
The ActivLives Inclusive Badminton group, based in Ipswich, is now back playing weekly as part of the gradual return to activity for our ActivSport programme. The session, which is targeted at adults who have a learning disability, is able to return indoors as part of...
The East Anglian Daily Times and the Ipswich Star have set up a brand-new initiative called Cash 4 Charities. It’s a campaign created to support local charities that have been hit by the pandemic and ActivLives has signed up. There’s a chance for us to receive a share...
Brighten up your mum’s special day with a spring display from The Chantry Walled Garden
Stay Safe and ActiveWhat’s happening at ActivLives….. Although many of our services are still closed due to the 3rd lockdown we are still working very hard to keep people active and connected across Ipswich and East Suffolk. So, what’s occurring!!!! The ActivOut...
Inclusive Boccia and Badminton continue with ActivLives Well, what a year 2020 has been! Although for much of the year sport has had to be put on hold as a result of Covid-19, some of our ActivLives groups have been able to continue to play sport in a Covid-19...
In light of the UK lockdown, we unfortunately won't be bringing our usual bright and colourful newsletter to you this quarter.However, here's an electronic version with the added benefit of bigger photos!ActivGardensFestive Market a HUGE Success!Our team at the...
Mental Health is everyone’s business, especially now. Having good mental health, emotional health and well-being is as important as having good physical health.
In light of the UK lockdown, we unfortunately won't be bringing our usual bright and colourful newsletter to you this quarter.However, here's an electronic version with the added benefit of bigger photos!ActivGardensUpdates from the People's Community Garden - Beverly...
An ActivLives lockdown update from CEO Julie Stokes
The announcement has recently been made, by Special Olympics GB, that the National Summer Games, which were due to be held in Liverpool in August 2021, have been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
You may be wondering what recent changes have meant for our services and activities at ActivLives?
Join in with the new Boccia England competition from your living room!
Four Suffolk boccia players have been selected, as part of the Eastern Region team, to compete at the Special Olympics GB National Summer Games, which are to be held in Liverpool in August 2021.
ActivLives is taking its plants and produce out to local people with the launch of online sales.
In light of the UK lockdown, we unfortunately won't be bringing our usual bright and colourful newsletter to you this quarter.However, here's an electronic version with the added benefit of bigger photos! We're hoping to bring you our next newsletter in July...
In light of the current outbreak of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, ActivLives is following strict government guidelines. Our main office at Brightspace closed on Monday 23rd March 2020, with all staff working remotely and continuing to do so until it is safe to...
All hubs to close until further notice amidst the Coronavirus outbreak.
“…No more working for a week or two. Fun and laughter on our summer holiday, no more worries for me or you, for a week or two!”
ActivLives is celebrating receiving ‘Awards For All’ funding from the National Lottery to support their Everyday Activ – Ipswich – Keep on Moving Project in North West Ipswich.
Next week is ‘Move Suffolk Week’ and to help to celebrate this we are holding our ‘ActivFriends Week’. We are involved with several events next week including: Saturday 18th May (10-4pm), Special Olympics Eastern Region Badminton Tournament at...
Special Olympics Suffolk badminton players enjoyed a very successful trip to the West Midlands recently when they competed in the Special Olympics Regional Tournament held in Cannock, Staffordshire.
Staying active, both physically and socially, is something that can become increasingly difficult for many of us as we get that little bit older. Helping us to do this is exactly what local organisation, ActivLives, is all about.
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A sport and physical activity programme for those of us who don’t consider ourselves to be particularly sporty, is adding new sessions to its already busy schedule.
The Fourth ActivLives Community Games, an event for people who do not play regular sport, were held recently at Whitton Sports Centre in Ipswich.
Special Olympics badminton is coming to Suffolk this month for the second consecutive year.
ActivLives has re-scheduled the Showcase Event that it is holding at the Salvation Army Priory Centre, Queen’s Way, Ipswich IP3 9EX. The original event had to be postponed due to the recent snow, the new date is now Thursday 22nd March.
This programme is delivered in partnership by Sport England, Suffolk Sport, Suffolk County Council and Coes, Ipswich.
Forget those cold and wet PE lessons at school – Sport and physical activity for those of us who are not very active, has got a whole lot more interesting with the continued development of the ActivIpswich programme.
An event held recently in Ipswich has clearly demonstrated that the over 50’s in our town really are up for a sporting challenge and for getting more active!
The Third ‘ActivLives Community Games’ were held recently at the Gainsborough Sports Centre in Ipswich, targeted at people over the age of 50, who don’t currently take part in regular sports activity.
A sports event with a difference is being held once again in Ipswich.
Special Olympics badminton players from Suffolk were amongst the medals once again at the Southern Regional Tournament, which was held recently in Bournemouth.
They have been rolling stones again in Ipswich at the most recent ActivIpswich kurling competition. Over 50 competitors played their way through the group and knock out stages at the event which was held recently at Whitton Sports Centre in Ipswich.
An Ipswich project which helps people aged 45 upwards get into sport and physical activity has celebrated more than 25,000 attendances in the last three years, ahead of the launch of its Autumn programme.
Two Ipswich badminton players were amongst a group of Suffolk athletes competing recently at the Special Olympics GB National Summer Games as part of the Eastern Region team. The two badminton players joined up with a team of 22 athletes and gymnasts to make up the Suffolk contingent of ‘Team East’ at the Games which were held in Sheffield.
Gainsborough Sports Centre in Ipswich was the venue for the most recent of the ActivIpswich Kurling Competitions.
ActivLives held its first Community Games at Maidenhall Leisure Centre.
ActivIpswich has helped to increase participation in Sport in the over 45’s in Ipswich:
https://youtu.be/VKYU8fKg50s This is a short film recorded by Suffolk Libraries for our Friday Kurling Club at Ipswich Library 10am - 1pm every Friday. Come along and play some New Age Kurling! £2.50 per person.
Are you one of those people who hasn’t played sport since your younger days but you might like to have a go now that you are a little older? Well, why not take a look at the ‘We’re Not Sporty’ Taster Course that is coming up in Ipswich?