Local heroes responsible for making sport and activity happen in Bucks & MK honoured on special night

November 28th, 2018

Celebrations at 13th annual Bucks & MK Sport Awards Paralympic hero Sophie Christiansen CBE became the first woman inducted into the Bucks and Milton Keynes Sporting Hall of Fame at a glittering awards night on Thursday (November 22). The 31-year-old, who was born two months prematurely with cerebral palsy, took centre stage as nearly 300 people gathered at […]

Bucks leading the way with award winning health campaign

October 26th, 2018

Active Bucks, the physical activity programme that helps people in Buckinghamshire become – and stay – more active, has been recognised nationally by the Royal Society for Public Health in their 2018 Health & Wellbeing Awards. Active Bucks builds on residents’ interests and preferences to develop a portfolio of  activities which people truly enjoy, and […]

Shortlisted nominees announced for the 2018 Bucks & MK Sport Awards.

October 23rd, 2018

It’s that time of year again when we celebrate and honor the people and organisations across Bucks & MK who make sport happen. The quality of nominations was exceptionally high again this year and the expert panel had a tough time shortlisting to the top three nominees in each category. However after much deliberation, the […]

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 […]