25 September 2017
Foundation of Light is proud to support the European Week of Sport, encouraging people across Europe to #BeActive.
Saturday 23rd September saw the start of the third annual Europe-wide celebration, and the Foundation is joining the EFL Trust in helping the UK lead from the front in encouraging people to raise awareness of sports power to contribute significantly to a sense of togetherness and wellbeing.
The overarching theme remains #BeActive is to encourage everyone to be active during the Week but also stay active all year long, regardless of age, background, gender or ability.
With sports participation a core focus of the EFL Trust, EFL clubs up and down the country will continue their work in providing sporting opportunities for people of all ages and ability through European Week of Sport, and throughout the year via their own community trust schemes.
Using the power of sport to make a difference to people’s lives, Foundation of Light engages with thousands of primary school children a week in extra curriculum sport delivery as well as improving access to sport for over 20,000 people each year.
The Association of European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL) is supporting the 2017 EWoS campaign and as an official EWoS Partner, the European Leagues will contribute to raising awareness of the initiatives and help share the key messages that sport not only provides many health benefits but can bring people together and positively contribute to our society.
Led by the European Commission, organisations are inviting sports clubs, schools, community groups and individuals to get involved and promote sporting events and activities in their communities using #BeActive.
Foundation of Light is excited to be actively participating and supporting the European Week of Sport campaign again in 2017 and with the help of the EFL Trust through a variety of programmes, will help promote the key messages and encourage everyone to engage in a healthy and active lifestyle.