Support Thurrock Community Leisure & help make a difference

Thurrock Community Leisure (operating as Impulse Leisure) is the charity providing our local community with opportunities to improve and maintain their physical and mental health and wellbeing in a covid-19 secure environment.

One of the biggest ways we can achieve our goal of creating active and healthy communities is through our extensive range of charitable projects, which supports the health and wellbeing of our community for free or at an affordable low cost rate. Any future funds raised will cover the costs of supplies, training, staff, hire space, equipment and sponsored spaces*.

However, the long term impact of the coronavirus pandemic has left us, as a charity in a vulnerable position where the future of these amazing charitable projects are in jeopardy.

We need our communities support now more than ever, in order to continue providing these projects...

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Grub Club

Did you know that over 3 million children in the UK are at risk of going hungry during the school holidays? Through our charitable project, Grub Club, we aim to be part of the solution to reduce this number.

Working in partnership with Active Essex, our Grub Club sessions offer children aged 7-13 years the opportunity to take part in games and fun activities as well as receiving a healthy and nutritional meal from our catering team. These sessions run throughout the school holidays and are available to those who are eligible for free school meals.

Our current Grub club session are currently funded and available till February 2021. With donations raised we hope to extend this program for all school holidays.

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Save a Babys Life

Having a baby is a massive responsibility and knowing how to save their life in an emergency is a skill we feel passionately about. Our Courses and workshops are endorsed by The Royal Life Saving Society UK and aim to teach basic emergency skills to anyone who cares for a baby by providing the participants with the following skills:

- Infant Life Support (CPR)

- Infant Choking (diagnosis and treatment)

- Infant drowning (diagnosis and treatment)

Without these courses and workshops we would be depriving our community of this free service which leaves them without the skills and knowledge to be able to respond in an emergency situation for a baby/infant.

GP Health Referral Scheme

Simon Stevens, CEO of the NHS has been quoted saying that physical activity is a miracle cure, no other medication or drug prevents and cures more conditions. Our extensive GP Health Referral Schemes prevent, maintain and cure illness, injury and mental health conditions.

This vital resource for our community is accessible through GPs, Physiotherapists and other health professionals. Our fully qualified and experienced team deliver specific group sessions for a number of interventions to help local people exercise under qualified guidance whilst also benefiting from social interaction with people in a similar situation. These sessions have proved invaluable for these patients wellbeing and helps relieve strain on our NHS.

Our Schemes Include:

- Post Covid respiratory rehab

- Cancer can be pre and post any surgery and covers all tumour sites. Our program is also suitable for both curative cancer when rehabilitating and palliative to improve the quality of life towards end

- Diabetes - Type 1 & 2 patients accepted

- Emotional Wellbeing - For vulnerable adults will low self-esteem, stress, anxiety or depression

- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) - Various stages are accepted

- Hypertension - Patients with high blood pressure will be accepted as long as they are within the boundary for safe exercise

- Parkinsons - Various stages are accepted

- Low Level Back Pain - Patients suffering from muscular or skeletal discomfort

- Obesity For patients with a BMI of 30+ or 28+ with co-morbidities

- Cardiac + Cardiac Rehab - For patients following a heart attack, heart surgery or procedure

- Stroke - Various stages accepted, but patients must be able to transfer from wheelchair.

These essential services, which Thurrock Community Leisure provide, will be crucial in the continued fight against Coronavirus, both during and after the Covid-19 pandemic and we are going to play our part in reducing the local communitys vulnerability as research has proven that 75% of people who have been hospitalized with Covid-19 were overweight or obese and at risk of becoming lonely from social isolation.

Obesity is one of the biggest health crises the country faces. Almost two-thirds (63%) of adults in England are overweight or living with obesity and 1 in 3 children leave primary school overweight or obese, with obesity-related illnesses costing the NHS £6 billion per year.

Living with excess weight puts people at greater risk of serious illness or death from COVID-19, with risk growing substantially as body mass index (BMI) increases. Nearly 8% of critically ill patients with COVID-19 in intensive care units have been morbidly obese, compared with 2.9% of the general population.

We want to continue to be there for those who have suffered during the pandemic and are living with the long term health effects of the virus. Our GP Health Sessions are essential to combat this and without the ongoing support from our community we will not be able to provide these fantastic health schemes.

"Losing weight is hard but with some small changes we can all feel fitter and healthier. If we all do our bit, we can reduce our health risks and protect ourselves against coronavirus as well as taking pressure off the NHS." Boris Johnson British PM

With your help, we can continue to make a difference to those in our local community, whether this be by improving their quality of life through our GP Health referral schemes or through a free place at one of our Grub Club sessions. You could even help save someones life through the life-saving skills taught at our Save a Babys Life Course or through our continued dedication to reducing the obesity rate in the local community. Donate today so these sessions can be here for our community tomorrow.

 

*Subject to amount of funds raised and project.

*Stats & information provided by NHS England & Gov.uk