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GOOD NEWS - January 6th

Hello all, Happy New Year and welcome to our first bulletin of 2022.

We hope you were able to enjoy the holidays and are keeping well in what remains a very difficult time for everyone. As always, there is still plenty of Good News to share ...

... starting with the launch of a brand new charity Tia’s (Therapy In Action) Crown at a very special event later this month.

Tia’s Crown has been founded by dancers to give something back to local communities and organisations especially where the need is most.

The aim of the charity is to support people with poor mental and physical health through dance sessions in a safe environment where they may not previously had access. The dance sessions are open to everyone above 12yrs and are also a fun team building activity for organisations. The group produced the award-winning 'Strictly NHS', where 12 NHS staff were picked from 2000 applicants and given the “Strictly” experience, performing in front of a live audience and on-line from the Winter Gardens in Blackpool. The event was awarded a Pride of Lancashire Award 2021 raising an amazing £23,000 plus for the NHS.

Local residents are invited to attend the regular FREE dance sessions held at the Crown Ballroom, Farmer Parrs and tickets for the launch event are on-sale now.

Telephone: 07562 313609

On a similar theme ... a reminder that 'Fleetwood Moves' with LPM Dance has resumed for the New Year, Thursdays at the Barbara Jackson Theatre Arts Centre.

Sessions include an open ballet class suitable for all, an inclusive class suitable for adults with and without disabilities, and a class for those living with Parkinson's or other neurological conditions.

And for another way to keep your feet moving ... Fleetwood Town Community Trust and Wyre Council are launching a new 'Couch to 5K' programme.

Starting on January 12th it's an 8-week course, Wednesday evenings at 6pm on the Promenade by Marine Hall. Places should be pre-booked.

To contact the Community Trust ... T: 01253 208442 or

The new Lifestyle Management course from the Community Trust and Fortitude Fitness also starts next week, Monday evenings at Highbury Stadium.

You will receive FREE support and advice from qualified coaches to achieve your diet, fitness and wellbeing goals over a 12-week program.

See the contact details above to find out more and book a place or visit the website here.

Dig Deeper is a new community project supported by Calico Connect.

It's an opportunity to transform an allotment at Westview Community Association into a wonderful space for meeting and connecting people.

Dig Deeper starts on Wednesday 12th January at Westview, 11am to 1pm.

At the start of the month there's always new activities and events to get involved with including ... the January schedule for Wyre's Great Outdoors - available to view and download on line here.

Rick Clement, Veterans Welfare Officer at Fleetwood Town Community Trust and his colleagues working across the Fylde Coast have put together a line-up of events for January. For a copy of the list email:

We also have FREE printed copies of the Great Outdoors and Veteran's events listings available to take away from our Wellbeing & Community Information Centre at Affinity Lancashire.

For the rest of January we'll be open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11am to 3pm and then, fingers crossed, adding Mondays at the same times from February.

We are booking in events with our partners in the Community and tomorrow (Friday 7th January) will be hosting Wyre Council's 'Just Reminiscing' exhibit - a collection of artefacts and memorabilia from days-gone-by designed to bring back happy memories and start conversations. Please do call in if you are shopping or meeting friends at Affinity.

Thank you to Susan for letting us know about another forthcoming event ...

If you or somebody you know has recently been diagnosed with MS or living with the condition, the Lancashire branches of MS Society UK is holding an on-line event on February 12th, 10.30am to 2.45pm. Topics will include:

  • a personal experience of living well with MS

  • managing fatigue; finance and benefits

  • the benefits of exercise.

  • There will also be opportunity to meet with your local MS group to find out what services and support they offer locally as well as support offered nationally.

Lastly, the Vaccine Van will be back in Fleetwood throughout January.

If you are eligible for a booster, or a first/second jab pop along to Marine Hall on Wednesdays 12th, 19th and 26th between 1pm and 7pm.

Please do keep in touch with any news and information you'd like us to share, we love hearing from you. Until the next time, take care.



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