Empowering people to improve their green spaces, enhance their environment, and boost wellbeing.
Hopefully, you will be interested in hearing about my personal story, one that I hope sparks an interest. I would love the opportunity to arrange a meeting with the team and go further into details. Briefly – My name is Ali, also known as FunkyFatBoy. I believe that my story is one that can benefit many, including young people and mature individuals all able to relate. Living in London, it is unfortunately far too common for young people to get caught up in a circle of wrongdoings, such as gangs, drugs and violence. I’ve previously experienced a similar lifestyle but have fortunately found the light at the end of the tunnel which a lot of people sadly do not find. Losing a close friend of mine who suffered from mental health issues triggered by bullying, which he had to endure alone, has pushed me to want to support others as unfortunately, my friend’s situation is not the only one. With this in mind, The FunkyFatBoy initiative was set up, with the hopes to get our own space.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
We propose to introduce sports sessions free of charge (for those unemployed) and a minimum charge of (£10 a year membership) We at FunkyFatBoy do not care about an individual’s fitness ability because everyone is respected as an individual with their own journey including goals, background or economic circumstances. Our ethos is all about providing a FUN experience with high quality safe and effective sessions or events that are open to anyone within the local community. Outside of the physicality of our foundation, we aim to provide a ‘home’ or a place of ‘comfort’ for our FunkyFatBoy Community, allowing members to come as they are, positively reinforcing at all times that we do not wish to change the individual, but to encourage them into finding and becoming a stronger version of themselves.
Steps to get it done:
We will achieve the above by: • Setting up a base for FunkyFatBoy that will be a welcoming community centre for participants. • Encouraging the development of sports programmes designed to appeal to young people: group games, partner exercises, martial; arts and fun military fitness activities. • Promoting leadership skills in participants through teamwork and demonstration opportunities. • Offering free sessions to local business who in turn, can connect young people with future employers.
About the space
Where I grew up
London Borough of Hounslow
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