News / Health

  • World Suicide Prevention Day 2019

    Reds in the Community are proud to be supporting World Suicide Prevention Day 2019. Last year, there were over 6500 deaths in the UK alone by suicide, an increase of 11.8% compared to 2017. Suicide is the biggest killer of men aged 45 or under in the UK. Society has come a long way in…

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  • New Fit Reds and Fit Reds Ladies Courses Available to Book!

    Reds in the Community are pleased to confirm locations and dates for new Fit Reds and Fit Reds Ladies programmes. A Fit Reds and Fit Reds Ladies programme will both run at Athersley Recreation FC, beginning on Monday 29th July and Tuesday 30th July respectively from 6pm-8pm. Once again, the course will be free of…

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  • Show Your Colours for Football Shirt Friday and Help Us Fight Bowel Cancer

    With Bowel Cancer Month taking place this April, Reds in the Community will be supporting Football Shirt Friday on 26th April with the aim to help fund research into bowel cancer. Bowel cancer is the 4th most common cancer in the UK. When it’s detected at the earliest stage, more than 9 in 10 people…

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  • Fit Reds Ladies Launches!

    Reds in the Community are excited to announce that it will be running a Fit Reds Ladies course for the first time ever! For nine years, Fit Reds has provided men in the borough of Barnsley with the chance to lose weight and improve their general health on an award-winning programme. Now, thanks to funding…

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  • Fit Reds Returns at Outwood Academy Shafton

    Reds in the Community are delighted to confirm that our award-winning Fit Reds programme will be running again at Outwood Academy Shafton! The initiative, which will be delivered from 7:00pm-9:00pm every Thursday evening beginning on 2nd May, is designed for males over the age of 30 who want to make positive lifestyle changes. Thanks to…

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  • Oakwell Hosts Walking Football Tournament

    Reds in the Community played host to a Walking Football tournament yesterday afternoon for men over the age of 35. Every Wednesday, Walking Football is run for adults aged 35+ at the Oakwell Indoor Centre by Health Officer Sean Margison. With numbers growing at the successful session, Reds in the Community invited two sides from…

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  • Ryan Hedges Visits Fit Reds

    Health Ambassador Ryan Hedges visited participants from our most recent Fit Reds programme last night. The Barnsley FC Midfielder gave up his time to present the latest group of men on the health initiative with their certificates and a commemorative t-shirt upon completing the award-winning course. Ryan, who had previously attended a Fit Reds programme…

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  • Learn and Burn Launches!

    Reds in the Community are delighted to announce the launch of Learn and Burn! The Health initiative, which is designed for adults of any age, provides participants with a combination of theoretical advice and light practical exercise to help improve general health for just £2 per week. The programme, which is based at the Oakwell…

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  • 12 Days of RITC Christmas | Ryan Hedges Ambassador

    In the lead up to Christmas Day, we will be looking back at some of the highlights of 2018 through the Reds in the Community 12 days of Christmas. For day seven of our countdown, we go back to last month when Barnsley FC midfielder Ryan Hedges continued his brilliant backing for Reds in the…

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  • Strolling Reds Launches

    Reds in the Community are delighted to announce the launch of Strolling Reds, a free weekly walking programme for local adults. The programme is open to adults of any size, age or gender, with walks commencing from various locations around Barnsley and surrounding areas. Every Thursday, the walk begins at 10am and lasts approximately two…

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