In light of the coronavirus outbreak and having followed Government guidelines we have postponed all of our community programmes. However, in these challenging times when we are apart, as an organisation at the heart of our community we want to continue to be there for our participants. Which is why we have been thinking of innovative and effective ways to reach out during this time.
Our team have put together Activity Packs for our friends at Extra Time and our Veterans programme, with activities to keep both the mind and body active as we stay at home.
Extra Time, our weekly social session for over 50s at Turf Moor, regularly welcomes 60+ visitors every Wednesday morning. In addition to ‘check in’ phone calls our charity team have been making, participants have received Activity Packs in the post, which include a bird watching guide, fun quizzes and word searches.
Meanwhile, members of our Veterans programme – a project that incorporates a range of physical exercise and social sessions for local armed forces veterans of all ages – have received packs which include activities such as sudoku, quizzes, chair based exercises and cardio workouts at home.
While packs have been posted out to participants of both programmes they are downloadable for everybody to access.
We hope the packs offer some respite and a little fun in what is a challenging time for us all. Feel free to share your progress of how you are getting on with the packs, tag us in any posts on Burnley FC in the Community Facebook and Twitter as now, more than ever, it’s important to keep in touch.
Stay safe and enjoy.