Some highlights from a VERY busy start to March for The UTS Foundation
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 prospects.
The group demonstrated complete commitment to all aspects of the two days, as Coach Neil Parsley and Dr Colin Robertson put their bodies, minds, physical tolerances, and ideas through a series of tests and challenges.
We at the UTS are so proud to be able to make a contribution to this superb initiative, and enjoyed every single moment of working with this amazing group of people. The opportunity to work with people who can immediately benefit from our practices, skills, and expertise is what The UTS has always stood for - broadening our reach to help more people across the Wirral is an absolute privilege.
Further to our continually developing work with(FEFA) Fowler Education and Football Academy over the past twelve months, it gave us great pleasure and pride to formalise our partnership with this outstanding initiative last week.
Dr Col will be devising and overseeing the Nutrition Education and Workshops of FEFA's education curriculum, as well as steering the Nutrition support for FEFA's athletes and families. This is to be a three-way partnership, FEFA, The UTS, and renowned Chef, Simon Rimmer (Sunday Brunch / Viking Restaurant). This activity kick-started last week as Dr Col delivered a three-hour Nutrition seminar for the FEFA students - the first of many such activities to come. There are multiple activities, plans, and events in the pipeline of this exciting development so watch this space... Bigger announcements are imminent...
Last week also saw Dr Col attend Medicash at their offices in Liverpool to offer a free workshop based upon diet and nutrition to their staff team.
This follows a successful £5,000 funding application to Medicash which will be used by the Foundation to purchase essential kit and equipment which will be used in our coaching and rehabilitation classes.
Over 40 staff attended the session, which was designed to help them make better choices and improve their overall health and well being. Over the next month the staff will be recording and monitoring their diets to try and make appropriate adjustments and improvements to the foods they eat and drink.
This forms part of the Foundations ongoing collaboration with local organisations, schools and partner agencies to inform and educate people about the choices they make with regards to food, nutrition and diet to improve their overall health and wellbeing.
With work beginning this week with CAMHS and West Kirby Residential School - March is already proving to be a pivotal month for The UTS Foundation
TOGETHER WE RISE