The Team Dorset Challenge is a community based programme which aims to use the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to encourage people in Dorset to adopt healthier lifestyles through increased physical activity and healthy eating as well as participation in community, cultural and environmental activities. It aims to create a lasting health and well-being legacy following Dorset’s hosting of the sailing events at the 2012 Games.
The Challenge aims to inspire a minimum of 30,000 people of all ages and abilities across Dorset to become part of this once-in-a-lifetime Olympic experience before September 2012.In doing this, participants will set themselves, and carry out, ‘personal’ challenges across any of the five themes (physical activity, healthy lifestyle, community, culture/learning and environment). It is hoped that their experience of the Challenge will encourage them to continue to make healthy and sustainable lifestyle choices, improving their quality of life and that of their families and communities.
The Challenge launched in January 2011 and will continue through until after the 2012 Games. During that time it will bring together a wide range of existing activities and partnerships but will also create many new ones so that, in the run-up to the Games, Dorset becomes a mass of community activity.
The project is jointly managed and funded by NHS Dorset and Dorset County Council in partnership with Active Dorset.
For more information contact:
Coordinator: Vikki Harman 2012 Challenge Officer
Phone: 01305 361188
Mobile: 0759 240 7409