Doing well for villager’s health

Warton Community Wellbeing Centre co-ordinator Donna Spencer (right) project chairman Ian Rosindale and committee member Gina Rosindale in the new facilty in Warton Church Hall.
Warton Community Wellbeing Centre co-ordinator Donna Spencer (right) project chairman Ian Rosindale and committee member Gina Rosindale in the new facilty in Warton Church Hall.
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A new wellbeing centre has opened in Warton following a successful volunteer project.

The scheme has seen the creation of a new meeting room and mini gym in two previously unused rooms at St Oswald’s Church in Main Road.

Ian Rosindale, who led the volunteer project said: “The main ambition of the volunteer team, who have managed the transformation of the hall and creation of new facilities, was to offer lifestyle benefits not readily available to all residents.

“It is hoped that with a village centre location and broader appeal to a wide range of users the additions can also provide an income to preserve the centre and hall as a venue and resource for future users.

“We already have user groups such as Zumba, line dancing and a dancing school, as well as the young people’s groups and an art group who are all a good fit in terms of our wellbeing ambitions, but we do hope to attract others who would like to form clubs or offer services complimentary to our theme.”

The project has been helped with funding from the Lancashire Environmental Fund and the Big Lottery Fund, and also donations of equipment by local businessman Sean Thornton, and training from personal trainer and Warton resident Mark Mullineaux.

Mr Rosindale said that the wellbeing centre had a growing membership but welcomed new members of all ages and abilities.