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November 2023


Welcome to the monthly Live and Move update - a regular catch up intended to keep you in the loop with all things Live and Move. We’ll keep these updates short and sweet but if you’d like to know more, take a look at the stories on our website or get in touch with us.

Sports Fest

Participants at Exeter's multicultural Sportsfest

With winter approaching, we’re casting our minds back to one particular August weekend, when together with our partners, we welcomed over 600 people to the first ever Sportsfest event at Wonford Community Centre.


This two day event introduced over 50 different activities (ranging from basketball to chess) to people in the community, many of whom had not participated in activities such as this before, and included those from Bangladeshi, Indian and Chinese communities.

Read more about this brilliant event on our website.


We’re currently making a short film about some of our work with Inclusive Communities – we’ll share this with you soon.


Wellbeing Exeter

Wellbeing Exeter

“The support of Wellbeing Exeter has reminded me of things I used to enjoy and given me encouragement to try them out again.” (local resident)


Much of our work is delivered by people in communities, thanks to an alliance of organisations known as Wellbeing Exeter. Community builders, community connectors and community physical activity organisers (or CPAOs) are those who keep their ear to the ground, building up incredible relationships and introducing new opportunities to those who stand to benefit the most from activity and connection with others.


We are currently looking to secure the long term future of Wellbeing Exeter. If you know of an organisation who might be interested in helping, please encourage them to take a look at the website to find out more.

Cranbrook update

Cranbrook Christmas Cracker

We are thrilled to announce that funding for three new community projects has now been approved in Cranbrook, thanks to Move More Cranbrook, the Live and Move programme that operates from there.


The projects are:


My Phizz – an app that students at Cranbrook Education Campus will use to help them to be more active, both in school and outside of school hours.


Rockbeare Rockets – funding will allow this local children's football club to purchase valuable equipment, as well as enabling coaches to obtain qualifications and attend safeguarding courses.


Cranbrook pre and post-natal group – this will enable new parents to be more active, and to feel supported whilst caring for their babies.


We’ll be in Cranbrook on Saturday 2 December for their Christmas Cracker event – a 5km festive family fun run, with hot chocolate and carols to celebrate at the end. If you want to know more about this, go to the Move More Cranbrook Facebook page.

WIN 10 x InExeter vouchers with the Green Circle survey

The Green Circle

We are asking residents in Exeter what they think of the 12-mile Exeter Green Circle this week.


The circular route around Exeter which takes in all five of the valley parks, is used by hundreds of people each year.


We want to find out more about whether people use the Green Circle and if so, what they use it for. Whether you use it every day or have never heard of it, we'd love to hear from you. 


Respond to our short survey here, and once you've answered the easy questions, you'll be invited to enter the prize draw. 

News from Sport England

Sport England

You might have heard in the news recently, that Sport England has announced a huge increase in its funding to enable even more communities to lead more active lives, working similarly to the way that Live and Move does in Exeter and Cranbrook.


£190m of National Lottery and Exchequer funding will enable 80-100 communities across England to lead more active lives.


Find out more about this exciting announcement here.


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