Scouts take part in exercise campaign


Local Scouts groups in Thurrock took part in an event last week to encourage people to move and also fundraise as part of an healthy lifestyle.

The Impulse Leisure Centre in Corringham, was overrun by local Scouts last week when boys and girls from the 1st Thors Oaks Scouts, took part in “LET’S MOVE”.

The global campaign sees participants donate their physical exercise for a good cause and the Scouts donated a whopping 8,485 MOVE’s towards the Cancer Rehabilitation Programme run at Impulse Leisure Centre’s across Essex and Sussex.

In partnership with Thurrock Council, Impulse Leisure runs a life changing exercise on referral programme designed to enable GP’s and other health professionals refer people who were previously sedentary or inactive, people who have existing health conditions or other factors that put them at increased risk of ill health.

The programme provides an appropriate range of physical activity options enabling participants to work towards long term lifestyle changes.

“All members across our group of centres have made an astounding effort to contribute to the “LET’S MOVE” campaign,” said Impulse Leisure’s Group Health and Fitness Manager, Garry Tapsell.

“With the help from the Scouts and our gym club members, we have managed a tally just shy of 6 million moves which has helped us raise hundreds of pounds towards new exercise equipment for our Cancer Rehab Programme, so thankyou to everyone who took part.”

The “LET’S MOVE” Campaign enables participants to do good for themselves and make a difference for others. The Scouts contributed by burning off a group total of 4,985 Kcal on a variety of the centres cardio machines, each one received a fitness badge for their efforts.

Located in the heart of Corringham Town Centre, Thurrock, close to local schools, our Corringham Centre is especially ideal for parents and families to enjoy.


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