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GOOD NEWS - 1st June

We start this week's GOOD NEWS with huge congratulations to Fleetwood resident Adam Diver for completing an amazing personal challenge ... swimming over 30 miles from the mainland to the Isle of Man.


Adam, a former Army officer, was born on the island and his swim spread across three days was a battle against the elements, the perils of stinging jellyfish and fatigue. He has raised awareness and over £12,000 to date for the Armed Forces charity Healthier Heroes CIC.


It's an incredible and unique achievement by Adam and the fantastic support team ... Thank you.


The start of the month is always an exciting time, with plenty of new events and activities to share from community partners ...


June's line-up for The Great Outdoors offers a variety of ways to make the most of the local countryside and coastline. Gardening, cycling, walk & talks, beach cleans, conservation days and heritage events ... something for all ages to enjoy.


Of course at Fleetwood Library all the fun is indoors. As well as the regular groups over 6 days a week, there's a Craft Fair on Saturday 10th and a Flower Arranging session on Wednesday 14th June. Call into the Library to get involved.


The Bay: A Blueprint For Recovery present events across Wyre including an Egg Case Hunt and a Sea Watch at Rossall Beach to mark World Ocean's Day on the 8th June. There's also another BIG Beach Clean coming up on the 24th June.


There's a big summer ahead for the England Lionesses at the World Cup and there's opportunities for girls and women to play football locally.


Fleetwood Gym Football Club has launched new development sessions for girls in Year 1 to Year 5 school ages. The Club believes that every child matters, regardless of their ability - the emphasis will be on fun and building self-confidence. To find out more, see the Fleetwood Gym website or visit their Facebook page.


Female walking football is back! Evening sessions begin on Thursdays from 8th June at the Poolfoot Complex, Thornton hosted by Fleetwood Town Community Trust and supported by the Fleetwood Town Wrens FC and the Fleetwood Town Flyers FC. The first month is free, then it's £2 per session. For more details please email community@fleetwoodtownfc.com or call 01253 208442. And good luck to the Wrens Reserves as they take on Bolton Wanderers Ladies Reserves in the Women’s County League Senior Cup Final at Thornton Cleveleys Football Club.


All the best to the Sunday Strollers walking-for-wellbeing group starting this weekend with Jules Brooks. They will leave from Broadway Medical Centre at 9.30am towards Memorial Park and back. It's around 3km, will take 30 - 40 minutes and along the way you can also enjoy a chat with the other walkers.

Visit the Fitness 50 page on Facebook or call Jules on 07484 821156.


It was a very busy Chatter Cafe last Friday in our Wellbeing & Community information Centre at Affinity Lancashire as The Walnut Tree, Wendy from the Fleetwood social prescribing team and the team from Healthwatch Lancashire all enjoyed the opportunity for conversations.


Healthwatch is a national network that gives residents a chance to share their views on health and social care, collates the feedback and works directly with decision-makers to influence change. Several people took the opportunity to share their experiences, one saying that “They are glad they have a voice.”


Healthwatch Lancashire welcomes you to get in touch with your comments.

> t: 01524 239100


Coming up at our Information Centre over the next week or so ... Anne, John, Helen and Robert from The Walnut Tree are with us every Friday, 11am to 1pm sharing their experience of dementia and Parkinson's for the benefit of others.


Local creative Janine Walker is hosting a workshop on Saturday 3rd June from 12 noon to 2pm to make props for the Fleetwood Festival of Transport parade next month. The theme is maritime and pupils at Charles Saer school have already produced some fantastic work alongside Janine. There's no need to book for the parade workshop, materials are provided and families are welcome - children must be accompanied. > For everything you need to know about 'Tram Sunday' please visit the event's website Autism Initiatives are back with us on Tuesday 6th June for their pottery workshop from 11am to 2pm. Call in to see the guys and perhaps buy a ready-to-paint kit that can be glazed and fired at their studios for you to collect. Also on Tuesday, in the open space at Affinity, join Harmony & Health for an afternoon of joyful music and song, hopefully in the sunshine from 1.30pm to around 3pm. And it's the next Healthier Fleetwood Open Meeting, Wednesday 7th June at Emmanuel at the Mount Church from 6.30pm. All very welcome for another inspiring evening finding out what's happening in the community and how YOU can get involved! Keep sending in your Good News ... until the next time, take care.


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