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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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  • Ryan Hedges continues as Health Ambassador

    Reds in the Community are delighted to announce that Ryan Hedges has agreed to continue as our Health Ambassador for the 2018/19 season! Ryan went above and beyond in his support of Reds in the Community’s health projects last year, giving up countless hours of his time including attending evening sessions. Alongside this, he still…

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  • National Fitness Day 2018

    Reds in the Community participated in National Fitness Day UK 2018 today at Jump Primary School. National Fitness Day provides the chance to highlight the pivotal role physical activity plays across the UK, helping raise awareness of its importance in helping the population lead healthier and active lifestyles. To celebrate National Fitness Day, Barnsley Football…

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  • RITC Host Suicide Awareness Tournament

    Reds in the Community hosted a suicide awareness tournament at the Oakwell indoor centre last night. The five-a-side tournament, which took place on world suicide prevention day, was organised by the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust alongside charity MIND. Suicide is the leading cause of death for people in the UK aged 20-34…

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  • Be Cancer Safe

    Reds in the Community are backing a local campaign to help Barnsley Be Cancer Safe. People in our area are less likely to take up cancer screening or to see their GP if they have concerns. Because of this, cancers are picked up at a later stage, when treatment is less effective. To change this,…

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  • Vacancy: Health & Wellbeing Officer

    An exciting opportunity has arisen at Reds in the Community for a new Health & Wellbeing officer. This is a unique opportunity to be involved in a growing and passionate team based within the charity arm of Barnsley Football Club. The successful candidate will be required to develop and deliver sustainable health-based projects to targeted…

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  • Dig Out Your Team Colours on Football Shirt Friday and Unite Against Bowel Cancer

    Reds in the Community will be supporting Football Shirt Friday on the 27th April to help fund life-saving research into bowel cancer. The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK is encouraging men, women and children across the UK to wear their football shirts loudly and proudly. Football Shirt Friday is now in its sixth…

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  • Bowel Cancer Awareness Month: We know the score, do you?

    Reds in the Community and Barnsley Football Club are backing the eight annual Know the Score campaign to mark Bowel Cancer Awareness Month throughout April. Know the Score, supported by the Professional Footballers’ Association and League Managers Association, aims to raise awareness of bowel cancer signs and symptoms. Bowel cancer is the UK’s fourth most…

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  • Local men complete another successful Fit Reds initiative

      Our latest Fits Reds programme came to a conclusion last night after nine weeks of helping men from the Barnsley community improve their health. The scheme, which is run in partnership with Be Well Barnsley, helps men who are predominantly over the age of 35 to improve their general lifestyle alongside playing football. Participants…

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