FREE PILATES AND YOGA CLASSES - PLEASE REGISTER ASAP

These gentle and relaxed sessions are designed to help people recovering from illness and ill health to strengthen their body and mind to help improve overall health and well being.

Our experienced and qualified instructors will be on hand to guide you through each session and answer any questions that you may have.





Foundation Welcomes University Research Programme Undergraduates for Comprehensive Service Study

Earlier this year we met with International Students - University of Liverpooland the Interchange team whose purpose is to link in with charitable organisations to offer research and work-based learning projects for their undergraduates to discuss a unique partnership that will help drive our project forward.

As you are aware we are now offering a wide range of programmes for various vulnerable…





Foundation secures funding from Enterprise Rent-A-Car

UTS Tribe member and Enterprise Rent-A-Car Group Rental Manager, Kieran Cregan dropped by recently to hand over a £1,500 cheque towards the work we do with children and young people suffering with serious mental health issues.





UTS Foundation joins Inspiration Day with Local Schools

Last week the UTS Foundation was out and about working with some of our key strategic partners to to help improve mental health, physical health and social well being. As part of the 'Active in Mind' project we worked in collaboration with the Clare Mount Specialist Sports College, Holy Spirit Primary School and the NHS. The project is funded by the Youth Sport Trust, linked to their work wi…





BOLTMODE

Check out this fantastic NEW video highlighting the fascinating story of our coach, ambassador and great friend, Dave Bolton and how his journey is designed to inspire and help the people we work with at our Foundation. Credit to Matty Lambert who created this amazing piece of work.





UTS Foundation Director invited to Manchester Met

Great to see UTS Foundation Director, Dave McDermott being invited to Manchester Metropolitan University to talk about the hugely innovative Underground Training Station and flourishing UTS Foundation project. Dave was offered a guest session at the University to a group of Undergraduates striving to become the future of sports management and industry leaders across the country. We are alway…





Ladies, Please Don't Ignore Any Lumps

UTS Foundation user, Katherine Vesey was recently featured in the Daily Mail sharing her painful and inspirational story following the discovery that she had Mondor's disease, a rare condition caused by inflammation of a vein just under the skin of the breast or chest wall. Woodchurch High School Teacher, Katherine lives in the Wirral with her husband Michael and their four children, Will, 16, …





FREE ADVENT CALENDAR ANYONE!?

Our good friend, Pastor Buddy Owen from Hope Church Wirral, popped by today to drop off a whole load of FREE Chocolate Advent Calendars for our Foundation and Gym Users! Also, there are still some tickets available for the festive Hope Church Winter Ball. This is a fantastic annual event designed to raise funding for local charities. This year, we have been chosen as their local charity to rais…





Coach Radia - Help the homeless

Some of you may be aware of our very own 'big hearted and beautiful' Coach Radia Williams who is currently collecting various clothing, personal and food items to deliver to local homeless people this month as we head into the tough, cold wintry months.

Please see below a copy of Radia's recent post and, perhaps have a look round the house for any items of clothing, unused toiletries, or food t…





**How can Pilates and similar classes help you overcome health issues, such as cancer?**

For those of you considering attending our FREE Pilates and Yoga classes, which begins on TUESDAY 5th and THURSDAY 7th of DECEMBER at 9.30AM respectively you may want to watch this fantastic video about how classes like Pilates can help.

UTS Tribe member and Pilates Instructor, Deborah Paterson has been helping Ali who is overcoming cancer, chemotherapy, surgery and radiotherapy with the help o…





**FREE PILATES CLASSES FOR ALL FOUNDATION USERS**

The UTS Foundation is delighted to announce that we will be offering FREE Pilates classes to ALL Foundation users (and Foundation Buddies).

Pilates by Physio and veteran UTS Tribe Member, Deborah Paterson has kindly offered to deliver a series of sessions at our facility in Hoylake, starting on Tuesday December 5th, 2017 at 9.30AM.





**PLEASE VOTE FOR THE UTS FOUNDATION**

We have been shortlisted for the Aviva Community Fund and the UTS Foundation needs your help to allow us to secure funding for the delivery of more post cancer care services over the next few years.

By voting for us you will be helping us fund the delivery of structured exercise sessions and nutritional advice to individuals and groups who are recovering from, or have experienced cancer and hav…





Former Olympic athlete - speaks at UTS Foundation

Wow, what an honour it was to welcome former Olympic athlete and Beijing Taekwondo Bronze medalist, Sarah Jennings (was Stevenson) MBE to our facility yesterday.

Sarah came to speak with a group of young people we have been working with in partnership with Central Park Medical Centre at Victoria Central Hospital, Wallasey. This was their final exercise session and we wanted to give them a posit…





Dr Colin Robertson - Tony Snell's Breakfast Show

Tune in to BBC Radio Merseyside (95.8FM) and Tony Snell's Breakfast Show just after the 7AM news tomorrow in conversation with our very own Dr Colin Robertson. Dr Col will be talking about the UTS Foundation and the visit of a very special lady to our facility tomorrow, former Olympian, Sarah Stevenson MBE.





**FANTASTIC NEWS FOR FOUNDATION USERS**

Dear Foundation Friends,

We are delighted to announce that we will be offering FREE yoga classes for anyone who is currently using/ or would benefit from our Foundation services.

The classes will start on THURSDAY 7th DECEMBER at 9.30AM with expert Yogi Coach, Tina Toft (Pictured).





WUTH Cancer Health and Well-being Event

A packed room today at WUTH Cancer Health and Well-being Event listening to the AMAZING and inspiring journey of UTS Coach & Ambassador Dave Bolton.

This clip shows not only the busy room but also a snippet of the awesome video we have had made #BOLTmode





**Support John Hammond**

Congratulations to The UTS Foundation Ambassador, John Hammond who last night completed his 12 marathons in 12 days since the start of October.

This is no mean feat, but John, being John, is going to run 31 marathons in 31 days in aid of Scope and we would encourage you to help him in any way you can.





Fundraising - Chris Redmond

A massive congratulations to our good friend, UTS South Wirral Coach and UTS Run Club member, Chris Redmond who completed the Chester Marathon on Sunday.

He smashed his best personal time by a whopping 15 minutes whilst raising some much needed funds for The CALMzone.





***WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY 2017***

Today is World Mental Health Day and the UTS Foundation is a proud supporter of helping people to prevent, reduce and alleviate mental ill health alongside a number of organisations who help some of the most vulnerable people within our local area.





Fundraising Event - Billy Woof

Dear Friends of the Foundation,

Just to make you aware of this excellent event in support of our good friend and Tribe member, Billy Woof, (currently being helped by our very own Coach Stu Vance) as he bravely adjusts to life after his recent injury.





UTS Foundation Event Success

We would like to thank everyone who came along and attended our Foundation event on Thursday. The sheer number of people who took the time to be there was phenomenal, and sincerely overwhelming. The response since has, again, been nothing short of incredible.

We spent all day Friday following up on the pledges of support we received - with more still to do, and new ones arriving by the hour sinc…





**NEW UTS Foundation Video

To tie in with our massive event this evening we are releasing, for the first time, a recent video we made in partnership with the Community Foundation for Merseyside which focuses on one of the cancer projects we have been delivering.





Help Needed - UTS Foundation ‘Buddy’ Scheme

The Foundation needs your help with our new UTS Foundation ‘Buddy’ Scheme

*Do you want to help our Foundation Users whilst improving your fitness, health and well-being?

*Are you looking to get fit, but lack the confidence to jump straight into one of our fitness classes?

*Or, do you have a spare hour, or two each to partner a Foundation user, so that they can access our circuits, but at …





Nominated for 2017 fundraising activities by local church

The UTS Foundation is proud to announce that one of the local churches in Hoylake has kindly nominated our charity for their 2017 fundraising activities.





UTS Coach and Cancer Survivor, Dave Bolton, To Speak At Hospital Cancer Event

The UTS Foundation continues to expand and develop its work with cancer professionals and patients across the Wirral and will be attending the next Cancer Health and Well Being Event, on Thursday October 19th. Our very own Dave Bolton is one of the keynote speakers and will be sharing his amazing and inspirational story. The free event, which will take place at the Education Centre, 2nd floor a…





Open 3: Affecting Change - Matty Lambert

Check out this short video featuring our good friend, videographer and photographer, Matthew Lambert, who recently documented our Foundation work with local cancer patients through the power of photography. Here he talks about why he chose the The UTS Foundation as a focal point for his work and the journey he made with the people he came to photograph.





Free Sports Massages For Hoylake 10k Runners

The Underground Training Station and The UTS Foundation is proud to support our local towns 10K event and our very own 'in house' therapist, Andrew Corke (AC Sports massage) will be on hand to offer free 10 minute pre and post race massages to runners. The event, which takes place on Sunday 24th September is raising much needed funds for the Wednesday Special Needs Club - www.wsnc.co.uk and the…





New Date For Children and Young People's Hospital Project

Due to the recent success of our 6 week health and well being project with Victoria Central Hospital, led by Colin Robertson and Holly Kim Parsons, we are proud to announce the launch of our next programme which will begin again on Wednesday 13th September. We are really excited to be delivering a new round of structured fitness, health and well being sessions at Wallasey Victoria Central Hospi…





News from Belarus - Chernobyl Childrens Lifeline

We have just received a fantastic and uplifting message from a very special group of visitors who came to our facility in June from Belarus. Each year a group of children affected by the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster (1986) come to the UK for a month to rehabilitate, receive medical treatment, breathe some decent quality air and to have a really good time! We hope that our small contribution to…





Please support our local towns 10k Run which is raising money for children with special needs

With just over 5 weeks to go this could be a great opportunity and challenge for you to finish the summer in style with a 10k run along our amazing Hoylake coastline and home to the The UTS Foundation! To help you achieve this, check out our UTS Run Club every Monday and Thursday at 6.30 with our very own Run Coach and elite athlete Jonny Mellor, or start with our FREE beginners sessions, every W…





UTS Foundation welcomes Former Olympian, Sarah Stevenson MBE, as Trustee

**Foundation welcomes Former Olympian, Sarah Stevenson MBE, as Trustee We are delighted to announce that Olympic Bronze Medalist, Sarah Stevenson has joined our Charity Board of Trustees. Born in Doncaster, England in 1983, Sarah started her training at the Doncaster All Stars Taekwondo team and remains a member of the Doncaster club. Sarah started to make a name for herself in 1998, by becomin…





Children and Young Person's Hospital Project Is Massive Success

For the last 6 weeks UTS coaches Colin Robertson and Holly Kim Parsons have been delivering a structured fitness, health and well being programme at Wallasey Victoria Central Hospital to a group of targeted children and young people (aged 7-16) who have been diagnosed with a health problem, which is having a detrimental effect on their lives. We teamed up with NHS Wirral Clinical Commissioning Gr…





Foundation secures over £9,000 to help more cancer patients.

The UTS Foundation is extremely pleased to report that we have just secured £9,160 from the Big Lottery Fund to deliver bespoke exercise and nutrition classes to people living with and recovering from cancers. This will tie in with all of our existing work with people recovering from cancer on the Wirral and our existing partners at Wirral NHS and Clatterbridge Hospital. This round of funding wil…





New partnership with local church

**Foundation News - New partnership with local church to cater for spiritual and emotional health. Friends of the Foundation, We are proud to announce a brand new partnership service with our good friend and local pastor, Buddy Owen of Hope Church, Hoylake and Buddy has written about the service and how he could help you, a family member or friend below. Firstly, let me introduce myself. My nam…





Foundation Gathering - #TOGETHERWERISE night

We would like to say a massive thank you to all of the Tribe who braved the torrential rain on Friday night and attended our Foundation gathering. It was intended from the start to be an informal and relaxed affair, an opportunity for friends to come together and some fine food and drink, and for us to tell some more of out tale; an update regarding activities to date, and a firm pledge to renew …





UTS Foundation secures £10,000 to help more cancer patients.

**Breaking News - Foundation secures £10,000 to help more cancer patients. Friends of the Foundation, we are delighted and proud to announce that we have just secured £10,000 in funding from the Anne Duchess of Westminster Charity. The funding will pay for 2 years worth of Cancer Rehabilitation classes, structured exercise sessions and nutritional advice to individuals and groups referred by hos…





Nick Stone - Athens Marathon

Please support our very own Tribe and UTS Run Club member Nick Stone who will be running the 'original' Athens Marathon once run by the messenger Pheidippides who is said to have carried a message to Athens after the battle of Marathon was won against the Persians, and this inspired the 'marathon' event we know today.





Resident Sports Massage Therapist

Meet our very own resident sports massage therapist, Andrew Corke Andrew, who lives in Hoylake, has been practising this type of treatment for over 10 years and is now available for massages at the UTS Foundation HQ throughout the week. Massage is generally considered part of complementary and alternative medicine. It's increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide rang…





Magenta Inspiring Dreams project

Together We Rise – we say this a lot, it has become the leading philosophy for the UTS Foundation, and we mean it ever more each and every time we say it. The phrase fits perfectly with another quote we love and believe in; something we build with confidence: TEAM – Together Everyone Achieves More. This week the UTS TEAM had the privilege of working with the Magenta Inspiring Dreams project – d…





Trustee Focus

The UTS Foundation is delighted to welcome Dan Keefe as a Trustee for the Foundation. Dan is currently Deputy Head and Director of Sport at Clare Mount Specialist Sports College, Moreton having spent 20 years working in education and sports development as a PE teacher, Sports co-ordinator and Partnership Development Manager.





TOGETHER WE RISE NIGHT - The Premiere (1)

TOGETHER WE RISE NIGHT - The Premiere (1) Please join us for our first EVER Together We Rise event. This night will be the first in a series of inspiring events that we will be hosting throughout the year





Successful Funding Applications

Wow! What a start to the week for the Foundation with the news from 2 funders that we have been successful with our funding applications. The first is from Sport England, who have agreed to fund over £6,300 towards 192 hours of structured fitness, health and well being programmes to a group of over 150 targeted children and young people who have been diagnosed with a mental health problem, which …





Wirral Youth and Wirral Youth Offending Service

Yesterday the Foundation team of Tony Berry and, Coach Dave Bolton met up with our new friends from the local police, Wirral Youth Service and Wirral Youth Offending Service to create a new steering group to drive forward a series of new positive initiatives designed to engage with young people on the Wirral. The purpose of the meeting for the The UTS Foundation was to formulate a new programme…





Affecting Change - Matthew Lambert

Some of you may have been aware of a young gentleman by the name of Matthew Lambert 'bobbing round' the UTS over the last few weeks taking pictures of some of the Foundation classes that we have been delivering. In particular, Matt has been focusing on the Cancer groups who have responded so positively to the sessions we offer. We are extremely pleased and proud to announce that the work that M…





Womens Sport Week 2017

Today is the start of Womens Sport Week 2017 and as such, the UTS Foundation is offering all females aged 16 and over free access for a week to the UTS gym after 12pm weekdays and for all weekend classes. At the UTS and our Foundation we’re on a mission to help empower woman and girls across the area through sport. The UTS Foundation is all about getting people involved in sport and physical ac…





Birkenhead Job Centre

We’ve just had a fantastic morning at the Birkenhead Job Centre with Coach and UTS Director Neil Parsley delivering a talk to over 80 Job Seeker Advisors about the personal development project we delivered in partnership with Three Dimensional Training Limited and Magenta Living in February. The project, which incorporated the Underground Training Station's unique circuit style classes and nutr…





Diversionary Activities

Our 'Diversionary Activities' project, in partnership with the Wirral Community Police Team and tribe member James Selby, is now well and truly under way with Coach Dave Bolton, a former Detective Sergeant, offering a range of diverse, fun and challenging weekly circuit sessions to a group of vulnerable young people. The project, which has been funded by the High Sheriff Fund in partnership wit…





Central Park Health Centre

The UTS has teamed up with Central Park Health Centre, Victoria Central Hospital, Wallasey and Paediatric Nurse, Yvonne Shirley to offer a 6 week structured fitness, health and well being programme to a group of targeted children and young people who have been diagnosed with a health problem, which is having a detrimental effect on their lives. Wirral NHS approached us after they had seen the w…





Chernobyl Children's Lifeline Charity

Today we, once again welcomed a very special group of visitors to our facility who came all the way from Belarus to take part in one of Coach Holly Kim Parsons awesome circuit sessions. These children have come to the UK via the Chernobyl Children's Lifeline Charity, which is an organisation that offers young children from the area an opportunity to visit the UK because of the huge impact the C…





Springtime

Its springtime, the sun is shining and, like the fields and forests that surround us, the UTS Foundation continues to grow and flourish. Today, the UTS Foundation met with University of Liverpool and the Interchange team whose purpose is to link in with Voluntary Sector Organisations to offer research and work-based learning projects for their undergraduates to discuss a unique partnership that…





Lung cancer group

Today was another landmark day for The UTS Foundation as we welcomed our second group of cancer patients to take part in a gentle, structured programme of exercise with Coach Holly. As with all illnesses and exercise programmes, each one has to be specifically designed by our expert team at UTS to meet the needs of the individual, or group. Once again, Coach Holly Kim Parsons was on hand to off…





The Isabella Trust

Today, Coach Holly Kim Parsons visited @theIsabellatrust in Liverpool to take part in a full days training around working with children with Autism, a mental condition, present from early childhood, characterised by great difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts. Sadly, these children and young people often withdraw from…





Wirral Community Police Team

Today the The UTS Foundation was pleased to welcome representatives of the Wirral Community Police Team to discuss an exciting new project designed to tackle crime and anti social behaviour across the Borough. We have just secured funding via Community Foundation for Merseyside and the High Sheriff Fund, which is designed to allow organisations utilise partnership work to provide positive ways …





Partnership with XRoads Recovery

Today, the Foundation established yet another exciting new partnership with XRoads Recovery, a Birkenhead based charity that works directly with ex military men and their families to provide housing and shelter to those who have lost their way. The project has numerous houses throughout the Wirral which offer a home from home atmosphere with full professional support where clients (both veteran…





Landmark day

Today was a landmark day for the The UTS Foundation as we welcomed our first ever group of cancer patients to our facility. We’ve been building towards this day for several months now by working with individual cancer patients and offering personalised exercise and nutrition programmes to help assist their recovery. With this next big step we couldn't help feel a heady mix of apprehension and exci…





Joseph Paxton, Wirral Hospital School

Yesterday, the The UTS Foundation proudly began our exciting and ambitious new health and well being project at Joseph Paxton, Wirral Hospital School. This excellent school is designed to cater for students who have specific medical needs which often involve aspects of mental health, e.g. anxiety, depression, self- harming, eating disorders, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and personality disorders. T…





Breaking News

Our Foundation work begins to gather pace and this week is no different as we are proud to announce the launch of our very first free cancer care project in conjunction with Clatterbridge Hospital and the Macmillan Cancer Team. Funding was secured last year via the Your Wirral Fund and our first 6 week block of exercise provision for patients will begin on Tuesday 25th April between 2 and 3pm.





Over +55 year olds - 6 week course

Tribe we are excited to confirm the launch of our FREE over 55s 6 week training programme starting on Friday 24th March, 2017 between 2pm-3pm at Underground Training Station, Hoylake. Following funding from Your Wirral The UTS Foundation can now offer a structured programme of strength and fitness training to 20 residents of Wirral aged 55 and over, who may be facing health challenges and isola…





Wirral CAMHS & Joseph Paxton School

Last week we began our exciting and ambitious new 6 week project with Wirral CAMHS. This was to tie in with our ongoing work with people, especially children who suffer with mental health issues. Wirral CAMHS (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services) are an organisation who help children and young people suffering with serious mental ill health conditions relating to violent or angry beh…





Great news Friends of the Foundation!

Kieran Cregan, Group Rental Manager, Enterprise Rent-a-Car popped in on Friday to present us with a £1000 cheque to help the Foundation develop its work with vulnerable groups. After applying to their foundation late last year for financial support to work with various marginalised people to access a structured programme of health, well being and fitness classes, our charity was recently selected…





We March onwards and upwards

Some highlights from a VERY busy start to March for The UTS Foundation Magenta: Last week saw the UTS partner with Three Dimensional Training Limited & Magenta Living, whereby we delivered two days of exercise activities and nutrition workshops to a group of adults who are undergoing a programme of confidence building, broadening horizons, and readiness to work in order to enhance their job pros…





Cancer Referral Staff

**Breaking News - UTS Foundation now has qualified Cancer Referral Staff to deliver sessions to patients** The UTS Foundation not only exists to deliver meaningful activity to the vulnerable groups that we work with, but is always seeking opportunities to improve the quality of its services and the skills of its staff so that they too can develop and grow.





UTS Foundation & Wirral CAMHS

The UTS Foundation is proud to announce that we will be launching the first phase of our Children and Adolescent Mental Health Project next month. This exciting new project, which has been supported by 'Your Wirral Funding', will enable us to work in partnership with Wirral CAMHS (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services) to help children and young people suffering with serious mental ill h…





UTS PULL UP CHALLENGE RETURNS!!

It's here again tribe. The annual 'UTS Pull Up Challenge' starts today and this year promises to be our BIGGEST and BEST yet!! Our challenge will run across our Underground Training Station Hoylake and The Underground Training Station SW sites with both tribes and UTS coaches completing as many pull ups as possible in the upcoming week. Head Coach Stu Vance has more details on this in the video b…





Chris Redmond

We are proud to announce that throughout 2017 The Underground Training Station SW Head Coach Chris Redmond will be running #600miles of events, from 10kms to a 100 mile #UltraMarathon - this will all be in aid of @theutsfoundation. The runs are all self funded so 100% of your donations will go directly to the charity.





UTS Foundation Year in Review 2016

2016 has been a special year for everyone associated with UTS. Not only did we celebrate the first year in our new facility, but this was also the year that we launched the UTS Foundation; our own charity set up to help the most vulnerable members of our community. As such, we would like to take a moment of your time to reflect on our journey so far, and hold true to our philosophy that charity sh…





UTS Foundation Launch Party - Pictures

Check out these awesome pictures from our incredible UTS Foundation Launch Party at Thornton Hall on Friday 12th August. What a night we had and thanks again to those who came and supported us.





***Dear Tribe members and friends of the Foundation***

If you are thinking of a way in which you can support the Foundation fundraising campaign why not ‘Buy A Brick’ and have your name, or that of a loved one etched into the very walls and fabric of the rehabilitation facility forever.





***BREAKING UTS FOUNDATION NEWS***

Since the launch of the Foundation only a few weeks ago the generosity and goodwill of you, the local community and local businesses, has been nothing short of tremendous. We are rarely lost for words, but today we are struggling to summarise the latest unbelievable donation to our project. A local organisation, that respectfully wishes to remain anonymous, has donated an unbelievable £15,000 t…





Hoylake Chapel Community Fun Day (May 2016).

We were delighted to take part in the annual Community Fun Day at Hoylake Chapel in May 2016. Coach Holly provided a number of taster sessions to show the types of exercises we do at UTS and the fun our tribe have! It was great to see people of all ages getting involved in the sessions and sampling a bit of UTS action. We were more than happy to support our local community and wish to thank every…





Step Into Sport Conference (Greenbank Academy)

In February 2016 Coach Neil Parsley attended the Merseyside Annual Step Into Sport Conference. More than 150 young people took part in the Merseyside’s Step into Sport Conference at Greenbank Sports Academy. The purpose of the conference was to teach inclusion, health, well-being and leadership skills to pupils of the 14 Merseyside schools who attended. This information was shared in a range of …





Development Plans and Carr Lane Sports Hub

In January 2106 we began planning how we could take the UTS to next level. After months of consultation and creative thinking we have developed a concept that we believe will revolutionise the way sport, physical activity and care can be delivered in this country. These images show some of the ideas that we have in creating an inclusive, accessible and unique community sports and health hub with a…





Chernobyl Childrens Lifeline (June 2016)

In June we welcomed a very special group of visitors to our facility from Belarus who came along to take part in one of Coach Holly’s awesome circuit sessions. These children have come to the UK via the Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline, which is an organisation that offers young children from the area an opportunity to visit the UK because of the huge impact the Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster (1…