The MAC programme has also been responsible for a number of projects and events to inspire, motivate and increase physical activity levels across the whole population.
Suffolk Get Healthy Get into Sport Project
3,500 inactive people in healthcare settings have been engaged in community sport through the programme including individuals in healthy lifestyle programmes, those with long-term conditions (heart disease, cancer and diabetes) and young people with mental health issues.
Most Active Town and Village Competition
An annual competition has been established to recognise and celebrate communities that are championing physical activity and sport in their local area.
Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour
A visit to Ipswich and Lowestoft by the Webb Ellis Cup as part of the Rugby World Cup 100 day Trophy Tour in August 2015.
Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay
Queen’s Suffolk welcomed the Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay in June 2014. Events were held in Lowestoft, Newmarket, Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich during a day promoting participation in sport and physical activity. In total 10,000 people attended the ﬁve Suffolk Baton events including 2,000 school children.
Parkrun and Great Run Local
Free, weekly, community running opportunities in 8 communities across Suffolk. To date well over 15,000 people have taken part and collectively run round the world more than 10 times.
Suffolk Get Healthy Get into Sport Project was selected for inclusion in Public Health England’s ‘promising practice’ report. The Suffolk Get Healthy Get into Sport Project was one of just 36 nationally from a total of 952 submissions to make it in to the report.
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