Our dedication and commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of the communities we serve is at the centre of our ethos, and we will always act for and on behalf of local people. Furthered by our longstanding partnership with Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, we are focused on promoting the many benefits of physical activity and its unique ability to bring about positive change, inspire healthy lifestyles and promote community wellbeing.
Helping our community be active is a driving force for all of us here at Tees Active. We fully understand the many mental and physical health benefits that keeping active has for each of us and hold community events in partnership with local businesses and institutions to help our communities health thrive.
Tees Active, in partnership with social housing group Thirteen, organised and delivered a fun activity day at Tees Barrage International White Water Centre for Thirteen's residents, for which over 200 residents attended and got to experience the delights of the activities offered on the River Tees.
Funded by Stockton Public Health, the Billingham East Health Fayre was held at Bede College in Billingham and aimed to promote every aspect of living a healthy lifestyle to the community. Around 300 people attended the event to try their hand at a whole host of activities for free. Cancer Research UK, Healthy Heart Check and Teesside Injury Sports Centre where also in attendance.
This community event based at Tees Barrage International White Water Centre formed part of the 2019 Great North City Games in Stockton. Community groups such as Tees Vision Connect, Hart Gables, participants from Middlesbrough and Stockton MIND’s Active Minds and Energise projects were in attendance for the community as well as a number of local junior sports clubs.
The groups formed a ‘Tour de France’ like cheerzone as runners from the Simply Health Mini Tees Run, Simply Health Junior Great Tees Run and the Simply Health Great Tees 10k run ran on the towpath adjacent to Tees Barrage.
Tees Vision Club are a group of blind and partially sighted people and thanks to Tees Active we previously supported City Games in Stockton by crewing a bell boat and rowing out onto the Tees to give loud vocal support to the various groups of runners taking part in the distance running events.
We had a fabulous time, thank you for including us!
Mick Riley Chair of the Tees Vision Club
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