Community groups encouraged to enter National Fitness Day photo competition to win £100

Community groups and clubs that run activities to help local people stay fit and active in Lancashire can enter a photo competition for the chance to win £100.

As part of celebrations for ukactive’s ‘National Fitness Day’ in September, Leyland-based charity Active Lancashire is inviting participants and volunteers at clubs across the county to share how they bring together local communities through physical activity.

Entries are submitted via social media, using a photo or video that shows how ‘fitness unites us’, in line with ukactive’s theme for this year’s National Fitness Day.

By tagging Active Lancashire on Twitter or Facebook and using the hashtag #FitnessDay, entrants could win a £100 contribution towards new equipment, travel or club kits.

Kenny Butler, Strategic Lead for Health & Wellbeing at ukactive, explains, “National Fitness Day is the biggest event in our calendar and is a unique opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of physical activity in our everyday lives.”

“Fitness brings us together and has a positive impact on our physical, mental and social wellbeing especially when delivered in a community setting. We hope clubs and groups across Lancashire get involved with this celebration of fitness and I’m looking forward to seeing the innovative ways organisations use physical activity to unite and show that fitness is for everyone!”

Paul Hardman, Project Manager of Creative Football, said, “Sports clubs help people stay active, but they are much more than that. They help local people connect over a common interest, reduce loneliness and create cohesive communities.

“At Creative Football, we are increasingly finding that people are using our sessions for a time out from hectic lives, to meet new people and share stories. We hope this competition on National Fitness Day helps to showcase the many other ways local clubs and groups help people unite.”

For more information on National Fitness Day, please visit

The closing date for entries into Active Lancashire's competition was the end of Tuesday 20th September 2022, but has been extended to Wednesday 28th September following the National Period of Mourning.

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