We are excited to announce that the Stockton Borough Council Public Health Team have awarded Sporting Chance with a further two years of funding!

The funding will enable Volunteering Matters to maintain and further develop the programme, meaning more older men from the area will be able to join in.

Sporting Chance has been running in Stockton-On-Tees since 2016, and offers a range of free activities, such as exercise classes and social groups. The aim is to improve both the mental and physical well-being of older men, who are often isolated and more likely to suffer from serious long-term illness.

Many MacKinnon, Early Intervention Manager for Public Health at Stockton Borough Council said:

‘Stockton Borough Council Public Health Team is delighted to be supporting Sporting Chance to continue to work with men over the age of 50 from across our borough. I have witnessed the sense of camaraderie and fun amongst the men that participate- it is clear that Sporting Chance promotes health and wellbeing.’

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