Firms get fit in Ipswich

IPSWICH is becoming a fitter town thanks to the efforts of five organisations which are helping improve the health and wellbeing of their staff.

IPSWICH is becoming a fitter town thanks to the efforts of five organisations which are helping improve the health and wellbeing of their staff.

Ipswich Building Society, Jewsons, Call Connection, Prettys and Copleston High School have all devoted time and attention to improving their employee welfare after being selected as trailblazer companies for the Fit for Work programme.

The programme aims to raise the levels of participation in physical activity and increase general fitness levels in the workplace.

Coordinated by Team Ipswich under the umbrella of Healthy Ambitions Suffolk, it is aiming to make Suffolk the healthiest county in the UK by 2028.


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Dave Claxton, from Jewsons, said: “Under the Fit for Work scheme we have hosted a range of activities such as stop smoking workshops and we've also created a mini gym to enable staff to work out in pairs.”

Fellow Fit for Work champion Joanne Palfrey, from Ipswich Building Society, added: “We've got 15 members of staff signed up to a lunchtime walking group, which has been a great way to get fresh air and get into shape while making friends with new people.”

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For more information about the Team Ipswich Fit for Work calendar of events go to www.teamipswich.com/news or e-mail fitforwork@ipswich.gov.uk

Is your organisation good at keeping fit? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

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