Tuesday, 30th March 2021

Sport England grant to Cardiac Rehab to help get Centre back open

We are delighted to announce that we have received a grant of £8,133 from Sport England to help fund the COVID Safe Exercise Project encouraging people with heart problems back to the Cardiac Rehab Centre.

During the pandemic, the Cardiac Rehab team have been delivering their fitness sessions via video, Zoom link or in person outdoors as the regulations allowed.  Now with the lockdown easing, the Centre will be opening for socially distanced, COVID safe independent exercise from next month.

Sport England, who invest up to £300 million National Lottery and government money each year in projects and programmes that help people get active and play sport, have awarded the grant to help fund the gym reopening on the 12 April.  Making the Centre COVID-safe has necessitated increased instructor ratios, reduced capacity and increased sanitisation costs, all of which have impacted on the Charity’s finances. The grant will help offset these costs, ultimately helping get more people back to exercise and improving their heart health.

“This grant from Sport England will help us to open again in a COVID safe way and we are very grateful for their support during these difficult times. We are looking forward to reopening our Centre on the 12 April for our current Exercisers but also welcome anyone who has had heart problems over the past year and has had no face-to-face rehabilitation due to COVID. We strongly advise anyone in this position to get in touch with us about the various programmes we offer because being more physically active aids recovery after a heart incident and we want to help as many people as possible.”

Sarah Quarterman, CEO at Cardiac Rehab.

To find out more about exercising with at the Cardiac Rehab Centre please email staywell@cardiac-rehab.co.uk or visit our Heart Health pages on the website.

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