Intelligent Health will be working with Men’s Shed in Belfast to help build active communities during Beat the Street Northern Ireland this Autumn.
North Belfast Men’s Shed is funded by The Big Lottery Fund to alleviate isolation for older men by providing them with a social space and purposeful activities such as woodwork, electronics or repair. Intelligent Health will be working with members of the organisation who will be providing support and assistance throughout Beat the Street Northern Ireland.
Beat the Street will be launching its biggest game yet in Northern Ireland this September — covering an area of 370 square miles and a population of 670,000 people. Beat the Street Northern Ireland is funded by The National Charity Partnership – a partnership between Diabetes UK, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and Tesco.
As all members of North Belfast Men’s Shed are volunteers, Intelligent Health will be donating their salary to the organisation to ensure that more older men in Belfast are able to benefit from their service.
Geraldine Nelson, Development Officer for North Belfast Men’s Shed, said: “We are really excited to be supporting Beat the Street in Northern Ireland. Not only will it give our members the opportunity to be part of a positive initiative but it will also help us connect with schools, community groups and other organisations across Belfast.”
Katherine Knight, Marketing Director for Intelligent Health, said: “We are always looking for new ways to get the community involved in our programmes. It is fantastic to be working with Men’s Shed in Belfast. Beat the Street will benefit from the knowledge and expertise of the members of North Belfast Men’s Shed who will benefit from being involved in an initiative that will help their local community.”