Thirteen Take to the Tees
The residents of the Thirteen Social Housing Group had a unique opportunity to sample the delights of the River Tees, when in partnership with Tees Active their Stockton Involvement team organised a host of activities at Tees Barrage International White Water Centre which included a Bell boating Regatta, excursions up the River Tees in a powerboat, archery, face painting and a barbeque.
The bell boating regatta consisted of 11 different teams competing in a friendly and fun competition, which was eventually won by the Know Your Money team in a close fought final. The participants in all the activities covered a wide variety of ages as the sun shone on a spectacular day on the Tees.
Linda Bacon, Team leader for the Stockton Involvement team said “The day has been a resounding success with over 160 people of all ages enjoying the sunshine and the activities made available to them. This has given some of our residents the opportunity to actually get onto the River Tees for the first time although they may have lived all their lives on Teesside. The bell boating was a friendly way to enable people of all ages and fitness levels to have a super active day. Suzanne Moseley from our involvement team has worked in partnership with the staff at Tees Barrage International White Water Centre to produce a day that everybody remembers and I am sure this will become an annual event for our residents.”
Notes to reporters / editors / photographers
Tees Active began operating on May 1st 2004, employs around 370 staff and is a non-profit-distributing organisation. Billingham Forum, Splash, Thornaby Pavilion and Thornaby Pool, are supported by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council and managed by Tees Active. The venues welcome in excess of 1.7 million visits per annum.
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