Micky out at the Shrewsbury Club to help launch campaignShrewsbury Town manager Micky Mellon held his pre-match press conference earlier today previewing Saturday's home match against Hartlepool United at The Shrewsbury Club on Sundorne Road.
We are delighted to be supporting their Get Shrewsbury Active campaign to encourage local people to lead healthier lifestyles.
Run in association with Hope House Children’s Hospice, Shrewsbury residents are invited to make their own personal fitness pledge.
Local businesses also have the opportunity to get involved by filming fun Shrewsbury Shake videos based on the internet sensation, The Harlem Shake, with a prize fund worth £2,000 in place for the best entries submitted.
A Greenhous Meadow version of the Shrewsbury Shake will be filmed in front of the family enclosure in the Roland Wycherley Stand at half time on Saturday so keep an eye out for the cameras and have some fun!
A number of staff at the Greenhous Meadow are making their own fitness pledge, among them Jamie Edwards and Andrew Bradbury from the Community Sports Trust who will be taking part in the Trust's Big Bike Ride for 2015 when they will cycle to Cheltenham for the final away match of the season.
Jamie said: "The Get Shrewsbury Active campaign is something we wanted to be involved in at and it links very well with our aims to help improve health across Shropshire.
"As a football club, we feel we can promote a healthy living message across a large audience from children to the elderly."
Visit www.theshrewsburyclub.co.uk/getactive/ to sign up for the campaign with everyone who makes a pledge receiving a free goodie bag.
Mark Reynolds, regional manager for Mosaic Spa and Health Clubs, the owners of The Shrewsbury Club, said: "We are delighted that Shrewsbury Town are backing the Get Shrewsbury Active campaign and it was great to have a visit from Micky Mellon earlier.
"Whether people want to tone up, lose a few inches, run a marathon or simply improve their eating habits, registering with the campaign couldn’t be easier and it’s absolutely free.
"The campaign will be open to anyone and you do not need to be a member of The Shrewsbury Club to take part.
"Everyone who registers with the campaign will enjoy a number of benefits including a free pledge poster to record their fitness goal for 2015.
"They will also receive a free fitness goodie bag which include a campaign t-shirt and water bottle plus an invitation to join our free ‘Super Saturday’ fitness events held around the town.
"There is also the opportunity for people taking part to use The Shrewsbury Club for 30 days for a special rate of just £30 to help them on their way to achieving their goal."
Shrewsbury Town and The Shrewsbury Club are also joining forces to produce Wake and Shake videos, a free resource for local primary schools to take advantage of, while plans are in place, Jamie added, to run a Key Stage One Mini Olympics in May for any schools in Shropshire that sign up to the Wake and Shake programme.
Jamie said: "Wake and Shake is a physical activity that children and teachers can take part in every morning.
"Shrewsbury Town Community Sports Trust, The Shrewsbury Club and 7 Video have joined together to produce five Wake and Shake videos at different locations across Shrewsbury.
"The videos are designed to help wake up the student’s mental awareness and kickstart their physical energy, preparing them for the school day.
The videos will feature Lenny the Lion and Henry ‘The Hope House’ Hound.
"The videos will be able to be accessed for free and all we ask is for schools to pledge they are joining the Wake and Shake campaign.
"Both Shrewsbury Town Community Sports Trust and The Shrewsbury Club have teamed up with Hope House Children’s Hospice and are challenging schools to raise much needed funds for the hospice.
"If you would like to raise money for a great charity and have Lenny or Henry join your school doing the Wake and Shake, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org"