Investment project code: 79
Group Information (where you are based, number of members, normal group activities etc…): The Healthy Heart Lifestyle Club is centred around the Concord Centre in Dumbarton. We currently have 25 signed up members with approximately 17 attendees each week. We meet on a Tuesday evening for two circuit exercise classes, one at 5 - 6pm and one at 6 -7pm. Attendees are generally from the 50 to 80 year old bracket. The club has been running for over 20 years.
What will you use the money for?: The money will be used for several purposes such as a new music centre, replacement equipment for the gym and for the defibrillator that the club donated to the Concord Centre, advertising to attract new members and assistance with hall hires and instructors fees.
Who will benefit from this money?: We have members from all around the West Dunbartonshire area. Although centred in Dumbarton, the older community of West Dunbartonshire as a whole are made welcome. The club was set up over 20 years ago to assist people who had suffered from heart problems get back to fitness and good health. Over the years this has extended to anyone who would like to be more active and fitter in general. We run two exercise classes a week under the guidance and supervision of a trained and qualified instructor, this ensures that the exercises are appropriate to the members capabilities. We would like to expand our membership and seek some of the funding for advertising to attract new members. We conduct our classes with an emphasis on having fun and to the accompaniment of music. We are in need of a new music centre for this purpose. We recently donated a defibrillator to the Concord Centre for the use of anyone using the facility. The defibrillator is now in need of some replacement parts such as paddles, pads etc and some of the money is intended for that purpose.
Proposed on behalf of: The Healthy Heart Lifestyle Club - £2480