Bryson LaganSports teamed up with The Colin Area Men’s Shed to run a 12-week programme, offering a range activities to support men aged 50 to 81 to enhance their health and wellbeing.
Umberto Scap Scappaticci, Community Development Officer at Colin Neighbourhood Partnership describes the project: “From the moment the group arrived and got involved in the first activity, bellboating, they just laughed and smiled. They worked exceptionally well as a team, with the more able men supporting those who found it a bit more challenging.
“Having sampled canoeing, archery and orienteering, archery became a firm favourite and it is fair to say there was a little bit of healthy rivalry amongst the men. For most of the group it was the very first time they had ever done any of the activities and whilst some were initially apprehensive, once on the programme, they fully embraced being in the outdoors and experiencing new things.
“From a mental health perspective, the benefits of the programme were great; not only did the men bring smiles to their own group’s faces but to all the people working with them. The men were more active and many experienced improvements in their mobility.
“The success of the programme would not have been possible without the caring and professional support of the team at Bryson LaganSports. We look forward to working with them again in the future.”