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Fitness centre gets over the finishing line with Medicash support

A new state-of-the-art health and fitness centre is set to transform lives on the Wirral thanks to backing from cash plan provider Medicash. by Clare Deane | Monday 26th March 2018

UTS Foundation Manager Tony Berry & Medicash Chief Executive Sue Weir 

The Underground Training Station (UTS) Foundation has developed the specialist facilities which will support those recovering from cancer and mental health issues, as well as people with learning and behavioural difficulties.

A wide range of services will be offered including coaching and fitness education as well as bespoke nutritional programmes delivered by experts. Individuals will be able to access support with issues around post cancer fatigue, mental illness, drug misuse, learning difficulties and obesity.
The £4,000 donation from Medicash enabled UTS to reach the target amount of £43,000 needed to complete the project. The cash will fund building renovation works and the purchase of specialist sports and exercise equipment.

The UTS Foundation was launched in January 2016 and exists to improve the lives of the most vulnerable people in the local community through education, sport, physical activity, rehabilitation and care. Currently, there are no other gym or exercise facilities on the Wirral that deliver these specialist services.

Sue Weir, Medicash chief executive, said: “We are delighted to support the UTS Foundation. The new centre will address a wide range of important health needs and the services provided have already proven to be of huge benefit to the local community.”

Tony Berry, foundation manager said: “Last year, we managed to help over 600 people with a range of health conditions and we hope that, with this new training facility, we’ll be able to double this figure in the next 12 months.”

Work has already begun on the project and the new facilities are expected to be open in late April.

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