CHELSEA FOUNDATION APPEALS FOR COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS

Graeme Le Saux will join local residents as Stamford Bridge opens its doors for the Chelsea FC Foundation Be Inspired event on Friday 23 March.

Be Inspired is taking place to encourage Community Health Champions to come forward and help tackle local health issues.

Chelsea FC Foundation Community Health Champions are local residents and individuals who are fully committed to promoting Health and Adult Social Care. Their role includes talking to people informally as part of their daily lives, providing support to individuals and organising or leading health groups and activities.

Kicking off at 4pm, the Be Inspired event is a family-friendly afternoon of entertainment. There will be some fantastic Chelsea prizes up for grabs including Premier League match tickets, Soccer School places and exclusive raffle prizes.

There will also be a range of stalls to inform local residents on a variety of health and community issues run by specialist organisations, including Hammersmith and Fulham Volunteer Centre, the Job Centre, mental health charity MIND and Levy Cares.

Residents can also learn about health and wellbeing, healthy nutrition, the importance of physical activity and how to become a Community Health Champion.

Chelsea FC Foundation ambassador Graeme Le Saux said: 'This event is a great way of engaging the local community and hopefully inspire some people to sign up as Community Health Champions and help their neighbours live healthier, happier lives.'

Michael Cole, London development officer for the Chelsea FC Foundation, added: 'This is a brilliant opportunity for local residents to come and enjoy an entertaining afternoon inside Stamford Bridge while also learning how to help their local community. Hammersmith and Fulham has long suffered from a range of health inequalities and we hope this event will help address the situation and also empower residents in the area to take the lead in improving the health of their local community.'