Appeal for Fit 4 U volunteers

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The Southern Trust is looking for volunteers who can spare a few hours per week to help people with disabilities get involved in physical activities at their local leisure centre.

Volunteers are needed for the Fit 4 U in the following areas: Armagh, Dungannon, Craigavon, Banbridge, Newry and Mourne to support project activities, such as bowls, archery, golf, fitness suite and other physical activity programmes.

The project aims to empower people with physical/sensory disabilities to improve their health and wellbeing through participation in a range of day time physical activity and leisure opportunities.

The role of a volunteer is simply to support and encourage participants e.g. meet a group at the Leisure Centre, guide a person who is visually impaired, provide practical assistance such as opening doors, helping with activities and encouraging participants, escorting a person with a disability into and out of Leisure Centre.

To find out more contact Mairead Casey on 028 3741 2129 or email mairead.casey@southerntrust.hscni.net