09th August 2021
Tackling Inequalities Funding helps launch two new projects in Crawley
Crawley Run Crew and Sudhan Welfare Society were awarded National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Tackling Inequalities Fund which aims to tackle inequalities in activity levels through working with its partners to reach those most in need as a result of the impact of Covid-19.
The funding award, administered through Active Sussex, will allow Crawley Run Crew and Sudhan Welfare Society to deliver on local projects across the borough.
The first, in partnership with Crawley Run Crew and the Crawley Health and Wellbeing team, led by Coach Semeena is a walking group for women over the age of 50 from the South Asian community. It’s a structured walking programme to help individuals become confident in walking locally for leisure. The group meet every Saturday in Tilgate Park at 10am and funding will provide walking shoes, walking poles and pedometers for participants.
“We are honoured to have been given this funding as it’s so important that everyone, regardless of age, background or level of ability feel able to engage in physical activity. Being a close-knit community who have been isolated since lockdown began in March 2020, it’s so rewarding to have the opportunity to lead this programme and see them with their peers again. Walking 30 minutes a day does wonders for your overall health and mental wellbeing.” said Semeena Khan, Vice Chair of Sudhan Welfare Society and Coach at Crawley Run Crew.