Lotto vote for fitness project

A SHEFFIELD project that makes fitness accessible to thousands of disabled people has been recognised as one of the UK's best lottery-funded health schemes.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 17th September 2007, 9:25 am
Updated Wednesday, 19th September 2007, 8:43 am

The Inclusive Fitness Initiative, which has its head office in Chapeltown, has worked with 21 sports centres across Yorkshire and Humberside to help them support disabled people.

Now the project has been named as a runner-up in the National Lottery Awards which celebrate the achievements of a range of community projects which have received financial support from the good causes arm of the lottery. TV personality Mel Sykes presented the Best Health Project Runners-Up trophy to representatives from the project at a star-studded ceremony.

The Initiative ensures gyms and leisure centres have the right equipment and support to help disabled people take part in sport and exercise.

Spokesman Bernard Atha said: "We were thrilled to reach the finals. The awards have given us a great excuse to thank everyone who has helped us make the project the success it is, and to make the most of our lottery funding."

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