Green fitness plan launched with a fun day

Wheel fitness: Rosie Winterton launched the Outer Space project fun day at St Catherine's Hospital in Balby.         Picture: Steve Taylor.
Wheel fitness: Rosie Winterton launched the Outer Space project fun day at St Catherine's Hospital in Balby. Picture: Steve Taylor.

A FAMILY fun day launched a community project which aims to get people out and about to improve their health.

The event, in the grounds of St Catherine’s Hospital in Tickhill Road, Balby, was opened by MP Rosie Winterton MP.

It included a display from martial arts act Strike, finalists on the TV programme Britain’s Got Talent.

It marked the launch of a project called Outer Space, which aims to improve health by encouraging people, to engage with their environment, enjoy healthier lifestyles and become more aware of green issues.

It is being run by the Doncaster based British Trust for Conservation Volunteers, Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust, The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare, Doncaster Council and local community groups.

The project will involve people signing up to do conservation work to get exercise, hopefully improving their health and their environment. The scheme will run until 2013.