2016 Sefton’s 50+ Olympics

Active Lifestyles 2016 Sefton’s 50 + Olympics Press Release

For the fifth year running Active Lifestyles, hosted their ‘Sefton’s 50 + Olympics 2016’. The event held at Dunes Splash World on the 22nd April 2016 was filled with fun packed activities to challenge both the mind and body. This year saw over 95 participants take part.

After breaking out into some groovy moves to warm up, participants took part in a number of activities. New to this year’s event was the ball bounce which proved very popular along with some of the old favourites – penalty shoot out , giant noughts and crosses, well throwing and bowls to name but a few!

After a tasty lunch participants enjoyed some home made cakes baked by the Active Lifestyles team to raise money for Macmillan’s. Over £90 was raised for this worthy cause.

Once again a number of organisations attended, setting up stalls holding lots of information about their services. Participants were asked to browse the stands to get the information for the all important quiz. A special thanks to all of those organisations for giving up your time to support the event and providing quiz questions. These included Age Concern, The Brighter Living Partnership, Affordable Warmth, Seftons Advocacy with Older People, Sefton Alzheimer’s Society, Wirral Council Road Safety Team, Macmillan, The Atkinson Art Gallery and Active Sefton Library Services.

Our teams got together and answered 20 questions before our closing ceremony. All participants received a medal and a goody bag. This year ‘Super dupers’ took third place. Our runners up were The Tongue Twisters. Both teams received certificates. Our winning team this year was ‘The Spring Chickens.’ The champions received a trophy and were over the moon with their victory!

Commenting on the day Chloe Redfern, Development Officer for Active Lifestyles and one of the organisers of the event.

“Another huge success! The enthusiasm of the participants made the event enjoyable. We hope everyone had a great day!”

Active Lifestyles would like to thank all staff who helped make the day a success, and most importantly thank you to our wonderful participants! Finally a congratulations goes to the ‘The Spring Chickens’ for winning this years Sefton’s 50+ Olympics 2016! We hope to see you all again next year.

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