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a small group of children taking part in archery in a sports hall.

New Equipment Investment has helped Holbeach Hub provide a ‘tonic’ to support facility users’ health.

Thanks to a grant from Sport England’s Together Fund, Holbeach Hub, one of three of the Tonic Health sites across South Holland, has invested in new equipment to deliver activities to users.

Tonic Health, are a health and wellbeing charity providing community support to the people of South Holland, Boston and beyond. A local organisation, they understand the needs of the local population and work with the community and statutory services to fill in the ‘gaps’ in support where required. Holbeach Hub is one of their three main sites in the area. The hub is a Youth and Community hub offering a range of youth and community focused services in the heart of Holbeach. The former Victorian School has been extended to include a sports hall and large outdoor spaces and hosts a number of community groups and projects, a perfect candidate to benefit from the Together Fund.

With the funding, Holbeach hub invested in new equipment such as indoor curling, foam indoor archery, indoor cricket, bowls, and badminton, and it has led to a new and exciting programme of activities for everyone to enjoy.

a person in a powerchair and a non disabled person playing with softball bats

Michael Morris, Chair of Trustees of Tonic Health has welcomed this with open arms,

“Following an unsettled time with the pandemic and more recently the cost-of-living crisis, the hub wanted to ensure that all activities were accessible to all ages and for the hub to become a great place to come along to.”

Rob, one of the participants of the classes, was keen to encourage others to get involved:

” Take advantage of what is out there in the community, the Hub is a great place to get out, have a hot drink and take part in some sport or any activity that is on. It has enabled me to get out and meet new friends and get off the sofa.”

Many of the members of the hub were not very active and had underlying medical conditions, prior to getting involved, but many have felt the positive effects both mentally and physically. Introducing activities to the program has encouraged a wide variety of people visiting the hub for the first time, from over 50’s as well as a group over 18’s with SEN and other special needs.

Get Involved

To get involved or find out about the classes being offered by the Holbeach Hub, please go online to the Tonic Health website or contact the team at / 07471 515232