€125K on offer from Coca-Cola to non-profits with innovative ideas to implement programmes that promote healthy and active living
Fitness expert and TV personality Karl Henry will front free events targeted at inspiring communities to promote healthy and active living, it was announced today. Personal trainer Karl Henry will share a wealth of tips about building more activity into your everyday life. Paula Mee, nutritionist, will join Karl and will offer ideas and inspiration on healthy eating options to suit busy lifestyles.
The events, being run as part of the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund Roadshow, are taking place in Cork, Dublin, Galway and Limerick starting on June 27th. The events are free to attend and open to all members of the public. Full details of the events can be found at www.coca-cola.ie/thankyou. Events are planned to be held at the following times and locations:
- · 10:30am on Thursday 27th June at University Limerick Sports Campus
- · 7pm on Thursday 27th June at the Mardyke Arena in Cork
- · 12pm on 28th June at Old Connaught Rugby Club, Galway
- · 12pm Tuesday 2nd July at Croke Park, Dublin
In addition to the tips and information attendees will also learn about the availability of €125K for non-profit organisations across Ireland. The funding available from the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund is available to those who have ideas around implementation of programmes in their communities to inspire people to live more balanced, active and healthy lifestyles.
Speaking about the planned events, Karl Henry said: “I’m really looking forward to meeting people around the country to give them some tips and advice on how easy it is to build activity into their own and their communities everyday lives. These events are free of charge and I’d encourage everyone to avail of the opportunity to come along and learn something new. There’s also the added incentive of €125K available through the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund – this is a large sum of money and I’m hoping that through the roadshow events we’ll be able to inspire some new ideas for the funding.”
A total of €125,000 is available for distribution through the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund in 2013. The Fund is seeking proposals from organisations who take an innovative approach to encouraging communities to lead more balanced, healthy and active lifestyles. The overall winner will receive €25,000 and a further ten organisations will receive €10,000 each. Attendees at the each Roadshow event will learn how best to go about applying for the funding.
For details around these free events log onto www.coca-cola.ie/thankyou or confirm your attendance by emailing Cillian@q4pr.ie. Further details on how to apply for funding can also be found at www.coca-cola.ie/thankyou with entries accepted up until the 19th of July 2013.