Story added: 9th September 2021
Partnership focusses on boosting mental health
The Community Sports Foundation and The Nest are delighted to partner with local glazing expert Massimo Sky, to help boost mental health and wellbeing in Norfolk.
The partnership will provide support for the Foundation’s Run for Me programme, which focusses on mental health and wellbeing by combining the benefits of running and socialising.
It takes place on Monday mornings at The Nest, the Foundation’s hub in Horsford, and is a legacy programme of the Foundation’s mass participation 10k, Run Norwich.
Around 100 people have taken part in Run for Me since its launch, many of whom have a different reason for attending.
Julian Flatt, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer, came to Run for Me to help him manage his mental health while dealing with the stresses of his illness and treatment.
With the cancellation of Run Norwich in 2020, the support of Massimo Sky is especially vital.
As well as Run for Me, the partnership will support The Nest itself, which opened its full facilities earlier this year after the construction of a new hub building and installation of a floodlit 3G pitch.
Leigh Manning, Founder of Massimo Sky said:
“We had been looking at ways to contribute to the local community but were struggling to find an opportunity where our money could really help.
“To be involved with the Community Sports Foundation and The Nest is a real honour, in particular the amazing Run for Me programme. This work is especially important given the effect the pandemic has had on mental wellbeing.
“The Nest is a great facility, offering local people the opportunities to develop and grow. We hope we can assist wherever possible for many years to come.”
Michael Sidell from the Foundation said:
“This is a wonderful example of how we are able to join forces with a local business for the benefit of the community.
“We have been struck by the passion of Massimo Sky to support the mental health and wellbeing of people locally and we are delighted to have them as a partner.”