Since 1999 Burnham Health Promotion Trust has initiated a wide variety of projects and has undertaken local research surveys. It has also taken on a campaigning role where required. The Trust has supported the work of many other local organisations, both through partnership working and where appropriate through financial support.
We have the following projects as examples listed over two pages. These are intended to provide a guide to the range ot work that Burnham Health Promotion Trust undertakes. Follow the links below to see details on the various projects or simply scroll down the page.
Burnham’s first outdoor Gym was officially opened on 24 th November 2010 by Lin Hazell, then Chairman of Burnham Parish Council and Dr Bev Daily, then BHPT’s Chair of Trustees. Dr Daily had spent many months visiting outdoor gyms, researching the benefits, identifying suppliers, gaining the support of Burnham Parish Council and, most importantly, securing funding. We are very grateful to the Trustees of the Freedman Settlement who paid for this amazing facility which is located next to the Library in Burnham Park.
The Gym equipment is FREE for anyone to use at any time. On Tuesdays between 11.30am and 12.30pm a trainer from PT-ME is in attendance at the Gym to run a training session which includes walking one or two circuits of Burnham Park and use of all the equipment. Here is what Aaron from PT-ME says about the Gym.
“The benefit of the Gym’s location is that it’s one kilometre around the perimeter of the Park so a brisk walk around the Park is a great start to get your heart pumping and your muscles warmed up. A good approach to your exercise programme is to keep it varied.
Start off with any piece of equipment and exercise on it for one minute. After one minute move onto another piece of equipment and repeat until you have experienced every piece of kit….If you’ve got time it’s good to incorporate a second lap of the Park into your exercise programme before finishing off with some stretching exercises. Always take things at a pace that is comfortable for you and do make sure you always warm up first. And last but not least, don’t forget your bottle of water – it’s important not to get dehydrated.”
For more information about the Gym equipment and how to use it click on the link below
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2004 to date – In partnership with Carers Bucks the Trust set up, and continues to jointly run, Burnham Carers Support Group which meets monthly. The Trust also offers information, help and support to individual carers.
The Carers Group provides a forum to discuss the needs of both carers and those being cared for and covers a wide variety of topics including the help and support that may be available from health and social services, care agencies and local charities. Members also enjoy occasional outings and social activities. Anyone who is caring, in an unpaid capacity, for a family member, friend or neighbour is welcome to attend the Group.
The Group meets from 12 to 2pm on the last Friday of the month at Burnham Youth Centre, Minniecroft Road, Burnham. Because we meet over lunch time people normally bring a packed lunch but tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits are provided.
For more information about the Carers Group please use our contact us form or contact Ann Whiteley at Carers Bucks.
Carers Bucks Telephone Number : 0300 777 2722
Carers Bucks website: http://www.carersbucks.org.uk
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