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#ThisSummer Campaign by This Girl Can in Cumbria

July 5, 2018

This Summer, the partnership known as Cumbrian Girls Can are asking you to pledge to try something new, achieve a goal, do something consistently or have an adventure, whatever you do, they’d like you to do it with a #ThisGirlCan attitude.

In addition, the group will be running free workshops in West Cumbria to upskill a wide range of people to help motivate, encourage and support women to be more active.

In West Cumbria, women have some of the lowest activity levels compared with other areas nationally. Some of the barriers to women are finding time in busy lives, and having the confidence to try something new, and to stick at it.

Cumbrian Girls Can is an initiative which helps bring Sport England’s #ThisGirlCan campaign to life in Cumbria, funded by Sellafield Ltd’s Community Choices programme through Cumbria Community Foundation.

Katie Harper project lead said:

“It is about encouraging women of all ages and abilities across the county to find ‘their activity’.  We would like to upskill the community to encourage women to try something new, and motivate themselves to be more active.

There are so many fantastic activities available in Cumbria from traditional sports like rugby, golf, netball, hockey and football to dance, martial arts, walking, climbing, running and gardening. It’s about having the confidence to try something new, to start at a good place and build things up so the feeling of achievement and confidence grows.

We are working with Healthy Hopes to pilot some workshops that will help members of our community – whether part of a community group, an employee or a member of the community who would like to encourage women to be active to build up some of the skills to do this.”

The workshops will take place in Workington, Whitehaven and Maryport. To find out more and register email katie@cumbriangirlscan.org 

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