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Cartrefi is getting into shape!


Shape Up for 2017 is an all-Wales health and wellbeing awareness campaign. We hope to inspire the people we support, our staff and if you are reading this...perhaps you too!  

Each month, we will be providing interesting articles, tips and signposting you to various health organisations, in a bid to support people and communities to think more positively about health and wellbeing.

If you are taking part in any activities, we would love to hear from you so that we can publicise what you do and encourage other people from your area to participate.   Meeting new people from your community and getting active can really help you feel happier and healthier. 

If you or someone you support would like to become part of our Shape Up to 2017 working group, please get in touch.


Badgers Brook Allotment - News

The allotment group donated a fresh hamper for a raffle prize at the summer ball recently. Some of the content was donated by the Grub Club which they have grown this season. The Club consists of people we support running their own patch as well as holding meetings to discuss what to do next.  

At the last meeting, they organised a walk and picnic to try and raise funds via donations for an accessible pathway into the Badgers Brook allotment.  They asked friends and colleagues to join them and all met at Parc Slip Nature Reserve in Bridgend.  Everyone had an amazing walk around the Reserve.  The pathways were great for the wheelchairs and everyone enjoyed being out in the fresh air and learning about nature. After the walk people were ready for their picnic and to make sure they helped the environment, they all took their litter home with them.

Need some inspiration? 

On Thursday afternoons, Sue takes part in Pound Fit with Amanda. Sue says "when she does the moves, I copy her.  We also do bits of Zumba in the routine and at the end, we do our warm down".  Sue is really enjoying taking part and looks like she is having a great time! 



Meanwhile, Michele goes to a seated Zumba gold glass on a Thursday morning.  Michele says "I just can't wait for Thursday morning to come around, it's so much fun and a great way to keep in shape.  I think everyone at Cartrefi would enjoy it!"

Scott is the Captain of the Polar Bears.  He has recently been learning lifesaving skills and is helping a young lad with his swimming.  Fantastic Scott - keep up the good work!

Do you have something that you would like to achieve that would inspire others to undertake an activity themselves?  Have you go any ideas for future challenges or have you already achieved something like Sue, Scott and Michele - please do get in touch.