Stepping out - Cancer support Group, Bridport
Stepping Out, located in Bridport Dorset, took part in Just Bowls’ 12-week research project, which helps people with cancer or recovering from cancer to become more physically active and improve their mental wellbeing through the sport of bowls.
They carried out the project in their local rugby club next to the sports centre. It was a lovely place to carry out the Just Bowl sessions with plenty of room and a flat wooden floor to accommodate all the Just Bowl equipment.
For anyone, anywhere, any time!
“We signed up to the 12-week trial, and here we are, almost a year later still playing every Friday.
Just Bowl has been suitable for everyone, which is really important when encouraging people to find appropriate level activities so they can adopt a more active lifestyle”
Jo Perfect, Stepping Out Organiser
“It brings a smile to people’s faces for an hour or so and helps take their minds off other issues that they may be battling with.
Taking part in Just Bowl has encouraged me to join the local flat green bowls club.”
Just Bowl Participant
Just Bowl carried out training for five staff and volunteers.
They all had fantastic energy and threw themselves into the practical.
The 12-week project was a massive success, with 42 people having a go and over 15 taking part on a regular basis each week.
Just Bowl was so popular, they have secured funding to purchase the equipment and made it a permanent weekly activity.
The participants love the competitive side Just Bowl offers and have made trophies and certificates for the sessions.
For many participants Just Bowl has become a massive part of their week, being able to socialise and help with their confidence and overall improving their mental wellbeing.