Inspire2Tri receive £60k National Lottery boost for Rainbow Trail in Manton, in Rutland
Organisers of a fitness trail aimed at the elderly and vulnerable have been able to help more people stay fit thanks to a Lottery grant.
Inspire2Tri has received almost £60,000 from The National Lottery Community Fund for its Rainbow Exercise Trail in Manton.
The trail was opened last August and is offers structured and supervised outdoor exercise programmes for older people and those with disabilities and other mobility issues.
Founding Director at Inspire2Tri and Rainbow Exercise Trail, Mary Hardwick, said the grant had allowed them to build a canopy, allowing the facility to be used in all weathers.
“We are thrilled to have received funding from The National Lottery Community Fund.
“It has really helped us to grow and ensure that we can offer our exercise classes to even more people than ever before.
“The pandemic has really heightened loneliness and had a big impact on people’s health.”
The group works closely with the local NHS and private health care services, and since receiving its funding, the trail has delivered its programmes to more than 300 people.
“Without the funding, we would not have been able to grow our exercise trail and allow for more people to join,” Mary added.
“We’re now able to take on more members from different age groups and abilities and that has helped people to develop relationships with those they otherwise would never have met.”