A national campaign to encourage more women to get active was launched in Hastings on Monday (October 5).
This Girl Can Hastings is organised by Hastings Borough Council’s Active Hastings team together with East Sussex County Council’s Public Health team and the support of other groups in the town.
Posters will be put up around Hastings and anyone getting active has the chance to win prizes courtesy of the council.
Sport England and a wide range of partnership organisations started the national campaign which is a celebration of active women up and down the country who are doing their thing no matter how well they do it or even how they look.
The council’s lead member for leisure Dawn Poole said: “This is a fantastic national campaign and we are really looking forward to being involved here in Hastings.
“It’s all about getting active and doing your thing no matter how you look or how hot and bothered you get.
“In Hastings we are using local women in our This Girl Can posters to inspire other women living in the Hastings and St Leonards area to get active.
“Look out for our posters around town; you may see someone you know.
“We are now inviting women locally to take part in this campaign by getting active and sharing a photo of themselves being active via their Facebook or Twitter accounts using #thisgirlcanhastings.
“You can be on your own, in a group with friends, with your children how ever you like as long as you are being active.”
The council will be giving prizes for photos Active Hastings share of people taking part using the hash tag #thisgirlcanhastings.
Simply post a photo of you getting active on Facebook or Twitter with the following statement: ‘Here’s my This Girl Can photo! I nominate (tag 3 friends) to get active and post the photo.
Make sure you make the post public and use #thisgirlcanhastings.
Find out more about the national campaign: www.thisgirlcan.co.uk.
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