Hearty Lives Project
The British Heart Foundation, Neath Port Talbot CVS and Swansea City AFC Community Trust have come together to deliver the Hearty Lives Project in the Neath Port Talbot area.
Hearty Lives aims to reduce the risk of cardio vascular disease (CVD) particularly for the men of NPT, as statistics have shown that people living in the area are more likely to experience CVD. Therefore, we've been recruiting and training community health volunteers to go into their community and share the health messages with community groups.
Hearty Lives works with these groups and volunteers to set up health related workshops within those groups.
As part of our Hearty Lives project, we organise a number of initiatives including the Swans Health Challenge and Walking Football.
The Swans Health Challenge gives people the opportunity to win a Swansea shirt, presented during a stadium tour by Swans legend, Lee Trundle. Participants set their health goals and gain valuable support and information from the Hearty Lives staff and volunteers through project workshops.
For the Walking Football initiative we’ve teamed up with Neath Port Talbot College to deliver weekly walking football sessions and have trained NPT young ambassadors as volunteers, who take the lead in session delivery.
If you work with, or attend a community group that you think could benefit from health related workshops, or if you, or someone you know would be interested in volunterering with our Hearty Lives project, please contact the Hearty Lives Co-ordinator, Leonne Daniel:
Player Ambassador: Leon Britton