'Strike a Balance' sponsorship
- 12 February 2013 12:40
- Posted by @mccarthy_mcfc
Hill Dickinson continues to ‘Strike a Balance’ with City in the Community sponsorship.
Hill Dickinson’s Manchester office has presented MCFC with a cheque for £25,000 as the firm sponsors the club’s ‘Strike a Balance’ Programme for the second year running.
Over the past twelve months, Hill Dickinson’s backing has enabled the City in the Community (CITC) team to educate over 5,000 young people across Manchester on how to lead healthier lifestyles and combine exercise and fun through football-based activities.
CITC’s award winning health programme ‘Strike a Balance’ is a five week scheme where a member of the CITC health team visits year five children in schools across Manchester, providing them with a one hour educational classroom session followed by one hour of football-based activities.
The programme makes use of interactive props, videos and booklets, which include inspiration from the Manchester City players who pass their knowledge onto the young people.
Each week they focus on a different topic area including; how to eat a balanced diet, what influences our diet, benefits of physical activity, a practical healthy food session and a recap session.
“City in the Community’s Strike a Balance programme is an excellent initiative and has proved to be a great success,” said Mike Blakey, partner in Hill Dickinson’s Manchester office.
“We hope our further contributions can help CITC to reach more children in the region and ensure that Manchester’s young people have the tools they need to lead healthier lifestyles.”