MAYOR of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has joined the lineup of headline speakers at ukactive’s Active Uprising event later this month.
Former health secretary Mr Burnham will be joining Olympian Laura Kenny, EXOS founder Mark Verstegen and Mike Collier, the man behind McLaren Applied Technology’s Human Performance Centre of Excellence.
The mayor is set to address a cross-sector audience of more than 1,000 delegates at Manchester Central on June 21, sharing his views on the importance of physical activity in building cohesive communities, and underlining how local government is perfectly placed to help people build physical activity into their lives.
Mr Burnham said: “Greater Manchester is delighted to welcome ukactive’s Active Uprising Conference in June. This is a great opportunity to celebrate the fantastic work of the physical activity and sport sector in supporting happier, healthier and successful communities across the UK.
“It is also an opportunity to once again lift our sights, set new levels of ambition for our work and come together to shape future plans.”
CEO of ukactive Steven Ward said: “We’re proud to announce that Andy Burnham is joining the line-up for Active Uprising, underlining this event’s importance to the region and the broader agenda for public health.
“With only a few weeks to go, we’re looking forward to welcoming visitors from across the breadth of the UK to our inaugural event so that we can both tackle the big issues and celebrate our successes together, as one movement.”
Go backPosted on 5th June 2018