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Now is the time to act: Active Oxfordshire responds to new Better Health Campaign

Now is the time to act: Active Oxfordshire responds to new Better Health Campaign

Posted: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 13:52

Active Oxfordshire's Annie Holden responds to the launch of the Better Health Campaign and the Government's Obesity Strategy, and sets out how we plan to work together with partners to create a healthier...

Funding boost from Oxfordshire Community Foundation as 200th bike milestone is celebrated

Funding boost from Oxfordshire Community Foundation as 200th bike milestone is celebrated

Posted: Fri, 31 Jul 2020 15:39

Active Oxfordshire and partners are thrilled to have received a grant of £5,000 from Oxfordshire Community Foundation (OCF) towards the Bikes for Key Workers scheme, which provides free of charge,...

Celebrating the power of getting active: FAST programme

Celebrating the power of getting active: FAST programme

Posted: Mon, 27 Jul 2020 13:15

Active Oxfordshire is very proud to be able to support Cherwell District Council's Families Active Sporting Together (FAST) programme, to help families in Banbury, Bicester and Kidlington get active. We...

Thank you to Kathryn: Bikes for Key Workers

Thank you to Kathryn: Bikes for Key Workers

Posted: Tue, 21 Jul 2020 14:04

Thank you to Kathryn: Bikes for Key Workers project

As we get ready to give out our 200th bike to key workers across Oxfordshire, we're reflecting on the incredible success of this community project. None...

How getting active changed my life - and it's more important than ever

How getting active changed my life - and it's more important than ever

Posted: Wed, 15 Jul 2020 12:28

Dick Tracey was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in April 2019, aged 63. This came as a huge shock to him and he knew he needed to make some significant changes. As well as changing his diet, Dick was keen...

Keeping everything together throughout lockdown

Keeping everything together throughout lockdown

Posted: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 15:19

As lockdown is eased and we enter the 'new normal', keeping active whilst still not being able to use the facilities that Oxfordshire has on offer can come with its challenges. Paul Saxton, the manager...

£50,000 funding boost from Sport England to launch Active Reach

£50,000 funding boost from Sport England to launch Active Reach

Posted: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 15:03

Active Oxfordshire is delighted to be able to grant £50,000 of Sport England funding to eight local charities. This funding boost will reach people in the greatest need, helping them to get active...

Zoom into Active Leaders

Zoom into Active Leaders

Posted: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 15:20

Faced with lockdown and the cancellation of all the Active Leader courses planned for the summer term 2020, we thought laterally and investigated whether we could create a virtual format of our leadership...

The gifts of the current crisis: Paul Brivio, Chief Executive

The gifts of the current crisis: Paul Brivio, Chief Executive

Posted: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 15:25

I was looking back at something that I wrote in March, when the threat of this unknown virus called COVID-19 was coming over the horizon. I wrote about trying to make happiness contagious in the future,...

In this together: Active Oxfordshire stages virtual Leadership Summit

In this together: Active Oxfordshire stages virtual Leadership Summit

Posted: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 13:32

On Thursday 18th June, over 50 leaders from across the health, statutory, voluntary and business sectors of Oxfordshire came together to discuss the significant challenges posed by COVID-19 and how we...

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