Featured partner – Chris Bryden (Active In / Leap)

August 22nd, 2018

Chris Bryden Chris has recently been appointed as the Older Adults Physical Activity Manager working for Leap, through Active-In. His role will be to lead the Older Adults part of the Active Bucks project, a commission from Buckinghamshire County Council Public Health Department.  We caught up with him to find out what brought him to […]

Partner forum: Ageing well together

Partner forum: Ageing well together

August 22nd, 2018

Helping residents to age well through physical activity and sport Our recent partner forum, held on 19th September focused on using physical activity and sport to help local residents age well. We were delighted with the turnout of around 50 partners all keen to hear about the ageing well agenda and work together. Below you can download presentations […]

Active Bucks nominated for national Pubic Health award

August 13th, 2018

Buckinghamshire County Council’s Active Bucks project has been shortlisted in the prestigious Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) Awards, to be held in October.  The Active Bucks project was launched in 2015 to tackle inactivity in the county and here at Leap we have been involved as a steering group partner since the projects inception.   We have also been commissioned […]

Learning from a Saturday morning game changer

July 30th, 2018

Time for review and reflection The Leap team recently hopped across the border to Hertfordshire for our annual team away day. Valuable time away from the day to day workings of the organisation, these away days provide us with the opportunity to both reflect on the last year and look at how we can continue […]

Live Well Stay Well

July 20th, 2018

Live Well Stay Well is a free service that has already helped thousands of people lead a healthier lifestyle across Buckinghamshire. A broader service was relaunched in May offering residents and health professionals the opportunity to access and refer to a range of support available via online, phone and face to face.   The support […]

Hundreds of schoolchildren enjoy sun soaked day of sport

July 10th, 2018

The iconic Stoke Mandeville Stadium played host to over 1,000 children on Thursday (5th July) as they competed for medals in the 6th Bucks and Milton Keynes School Games. Dozens of schools from all over the county – from Wycombe to South Bucks, to Chiltern, Aylesbury Vale and Milton Keynes – took part in an Olympic style festival of sport. In […]

Featured partner – Stoke Mandeville Stadium

June 25th, 2018

Joseph Pegg Dryside and Disability Development Manager for Stoke Mandeville Stadium Joe Pegg told us about his priorities for the year, why he’s passionate about working at Stoke Mandeville and his claim to fame!   What are your top 3 priorities over the coming year? Provide more opportunities for people with learning difficulties or disabilities to take […]

Nominate your local heroes who make sport and activity happen

June 15th, 2018

The unsung heroes of your local club could be in line for glittering awards later this year in the Bucks sporting version of the Oscars. Nominations are now open for the 13th annual Bucks & MK Sport Awards – the biggest event of its kind in the area. And we’re asking you to take part by naming the people […]

New board members will help us improve the lives of local residents

June 11th, 2018

We’re pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to the Leap board, and at the same time we say farewell and thank you to two existing board members and our Chairman who has completed his maximum permitted term. Following an open recruitment process we’ve recruited two new board members, alongside a new Chair […]

Having a mentor “shoots you out of a cannon”, like a computer game when you go over a square and it gives you a power boost!

June 1st, 2018

We caught up with Netball coach Santria Jones to ask her some questions around being involved with Leap’s Coaching Development Programme. Here’s what she had to say… Why did you join the Leap Coaching Development Programme? I was adrift from completing my level 2 and hadn’t thought more about focusing on coaching. I am part of […]