OLDHAM Community Leisure’s health and physical activity team has been named as British Heart Foundation heart heroes at a ceremony in Manchester.
The charity’s annual awards recognise the exceptional contribution people make to fighting heart disease, with the team jointly winning the Heart Health Professional award for their work to help heart patients increase the level of physical activity in their daily lives.
The team works in collaboration with the Oldham Cardiac Rehabilitation team and GP surgeries across Oldham to deliver a dedicated programme for local people suffering a range of conditions including coronary heart disease. The programme receives more than 228 referrals per year with 94 per cent of referred participants taking up the scheme.
It currently includes six beginner classes and five maintenance classes and received more than 1,000 attendances in the last quarter.
Head of programming at OCL Sarah Maxwell said: “It was an honour to receive this award and to know that our work is an inspiration to others.”
Go backPosted on 1st August 2017