Active Suffolk Impact Report 2020-2021 - Flipbook - Page 10
This Girl Can
This Girl Can is a Sport England campaign funded by the National Lottery. The campaign which first launched
in 2015 works to inspire and empower women to participate in sport and physical activity, regardless of their
shape, size, or ability. Since 2017, Active Suffolk have been the driver of the campaign locally.
We now have
We launched the This
in January and we
Thank you for setting this up.
I am nearly 70 & it gave me
Loved it! The
best week in
a long time!
89% of participants said the event had
motivated them to be more active!
The most popular sessions was Zumba
Gold which had 43 women
attend the one session!
730 bookings were taken
with 302 individual women accessing
sessions throughout the week
24% of attendees did less than
one hour per week or no physical activity
at the time of booking
Most participants were in the
55+ age category
65% of those taking part
in the activities signed up to the newsletter
In the first 3 months of our joint campaign,
73% of new sign ups were female!
In the first 3 months, the unique URL we
created for this collaboration had
THIS GIRL CAN VIRTUAL WEEK
This initiative launched following reports published
by Sport England 7 months following the first
lockdown, which suggested the number of women
doing 30 minutes of physical activity five days per
week or more had fallen by a staggering 12%!
part in the 100 Miles for Suffolk Mind Suffolk
Mind physical activity challenge during
the winter lockdown to inspire other local
women to get out and be active in any way
Girl Can newsletter
What else happened this year
The This Girl Can Virtual Week consisted of a
range of online events including physical activity
tasters, inspirational talks led by some of our
local This Girl Can Ambassadors, and sessions
delivered by local partners such as Suffolk Mind.
All events were free and available for women in
Suffolk during the winter lockdown in January.
THIS GIRL CAN SUFFOLK
& SUFFOLK MIND
15 This Girl
Can Suffolk Ambassadors took
After months of pain, I was finally
diagnosed with Rheumatoid arthritis.
However, I achieved my goal by walking
101.2 miles for Suffolk mind. it’s going
to be a bumpy road but I’m remaining
positive and hopefully I can work towards
running again in the future!
I found that the start of 2021 was quite a
dark and gloomy place mentally… I really
didn’t want to fall back into old… the 100
Mile Challenge really gave me a purpose
to get up and get outside to cover the
mileage, some days were better than
others, but I managed to cover some miles
every single day.
National recognition of one of our
Ambassadors via This Girl Can,
following her involvement in the
Suffolk Mind challenge
Little did I know that when I started
the challenge, it would become a
saviour of mine during what has
been, without a doubt, the most
difficult time of my life! Following
the sudden passing of my father, I
flew to Barbados where I managed
to walk 64,411 steps, whilst 5
months pregnant and quarantined
in my hotel room!