Humberside Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) is celebrating a five-year relationship with FitMums and Friends, a local athletics club and charity which is passionate about helping people to be more active and feel more connected
The Group currently has four clubs who use their local Fire Station as their meeting place, this includes:
- Brough Fitmums and Friends
- Boothferry Fitmums and Friends, using Service HQ
- Market Weighton Fitmums and Friends
- Pocklington Fitmums and Friends
Sam Barlow, FitMums Chief Officer and founder of Fitmums and Friends said, "Our relationship with Humberside Fire and Rescue Service is invaluable.
“Having a safe place from which to lead our run and walk activities is essential. It allows us to create opportunities for people to reap the benefits of support to be active and to feel more connected and supported within their community."
The Groups have received positive feedback from members, including Judi, the club coordinator at Boothferry Fitmums and Friends, said: "Our members are really enjoying being at the Fire Station, as it’s an ideal setting for our club.
“Using the fire HQ feels really secure, there is ample car parking space, and all the staff we see are really friendly. We also have the time and space to have a chat after our runs – I cannot stress how important this is to our members!"
Georgia and Angela, club coordinators at Pocklington Fitmums and Friends, said: "We’ve been using the Pocklington Fire Station for a year. It’s a fab venue for us, in the perfect location and with all the facilities we need. We were invited to attend a community open day at the Fire Station as well which was really useful as a new club.”
Aiden Evans, Station Manager at HFRS said, “Our relationship with local Fitmums Groups has continued to grow over the years and we’re happy to support their members by providing a safe place they can meet up ahead of their run and walk sessions. It’s great to receive the positive feedback and we know how important fitness and socialising is for people’s health and wellbeing.”