PALMER AND WILLIAMSON GET INVOLVED WITH CHANGE FOR LIFE PROGRAMME

BAFC First Team stars, Matty Palmer and Lee Williamson, have this week spent part of their spare time working along a BACT initiative.

The Change for Life Programme, involves children and their families taking part in a block of Healthy Families sessions. The sessions which are funded by Staffordshire County Council are delivered weekly in each venue in partnership by Burton Albion Community Trust and Citizens Advice East Staffordshire.

The sessions last for an hour and a half and are run usually over a 6 week period between holidays. The Healthy Families sessions are delivered FREE of charge, with the first 40 minutes of the session physical activity based where children and parents take part in multisport and physical activity before discussing topics such as how to eat a healthy balanced diet and money management. These will be in the form of fun interactive classroom sessions with staff from Citizens Advice East Staffordshire.

The midfielders took part in a question and answers session, before spending the second part of the celebration participating in sporting activities alongside the excited youngsters at the Pirelli Stadium.

Paul Furniss, Health and Inclusion Team Leader, said: “We are really grateful for the two lads for coming along to the session and for making it a fabulous experience for the youngsters. Matty and Lee were fantastic with the insight that they gave them into how they have lived their careers, along with how active and involved that they got in the practical part of the appearance.”