More than 7,000 participants across more than 8,000 sessions, it has been a busy and rewarding year for our project staff across all of our activity.
Our Health programme has been running dozens of sessions every week for more than 500 people across the city. They have supported Southampton’s older adults in staying independent, healthy and engaged members of their community. Head here to hear about one of our amazing beneficiaries, Janet Murphy.
The Involvement team have been consistently giving people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to play competitive football. Both our Para Football League and Para Football Academy have gained new sponsorships, allowing them to have even more influence in the region. Our open access sessions in schools and the local community are also flourishing. One participant gaining new friends and perspectives from these sessions is Chris How. You can check out his story here.
In education and employment, our Empowerment team are giving participants the chance to learn new skills, take on new challenges and improve themselves. At Woodlands Community College, Riley Freeborn, struggled with his confidence after being diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome. This led him to working with a Saints Foundation Community Champion and after just two years his life has turned around. Head here to see his story.
With our continued support and project developments next year, we are excited to see what more great work our participants achieve in 2020.