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Supporting the people of Doncaster to embrace a healthier lifestyle is central to The Foundations mission. Since 2015, our charity has been providing opportunities which improves lives, create positive lifestyle change and support social interaction. Doncaster faces some of the highest levels of obesity and poor health in the country and our Healthy 2020 campaign aims to change that. You can help us to get Doncaster healthier by visiting: www.justgiving.com/campaign/healthyfamilies and pledging your support.

Feeling healthy can mean different things to different people, but we know that being active and connected to other people and learning how to take care of yourself and your family, are all critical to being healthy and to improving overall wellbeing. But sometimes people dont know where to start, or dont have the confidence to take that first step. The Hayes family feel they have a lot to thank the Foundation for and their story is inspiring:

John is a dedicated family man from Doncaster who, 12 months ago, was in no fit state, physically and mentally to take part in any physical activity. John struggled to find motivation to keep active, with a heavy workload and a young family, and he found solace in his games console. His weight increased and he found himself distanced from his wife and children, with his 11-year-old daughter labelling him miserable.

In October 2018, he decided to make a change and he joined Fit Rovers, a health project run by the Foundation. Alongside losing a considerable amount of weight, John has reconnected with his family. Seeing Johns amazing results, his wife and children have all since completed the Fit Rovers programme, and they are now well on their way to a much healthier future as a family.

John said: I have a lot to thank The Foundation for. Theyve helped me improve my lifestyle, which has brought me closer to my family. I would like to thank everyone who has helped me. Hopefully my efforts will inspire families to think, we could do that. Dont wait for tomorrow, do it today.

We want to ensure all families like the Hayes family can access our support. Help us to provide more opportunities to help families like them.

The Foundation relies on the generosity of individuals, businesses and public sector organisations to help local people in Doncaster with the support they need. Through our diverse work we educate, engage, motivate and support people, and we need your help to reach more people in Doncaster.

About the charity

We are a non-profit, self-funding registered charity with over 30 years of inspiring positive change, participation in sport, physical activity and education. We challenge lifelong habits and motivate sustained participation as our central ambition is to promote a healthier lifestyle through sport.

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