Bat and Chat comes to Leeds

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Sally Shutt

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Sixteen new sites across Leeds are to be part of a new Bat and Chat project which is being delivered in partnership with the council’s Sport and Active Lifestyles and Public Health departments. Community settings including libraries, church halls and multi-faith centres will receive new Table Tennis tables and Instant Ping sets to deliver regular sessions aimed at engaging older adults as part of the ‘Live well, live longer – Changing lives in Leeds’ campaign. The project will have an official launch at the Active Ageing Expo Event at West Yorkshire Playhouse on 23rd June where Table Tennis will be a demonstration activity. Attendees at this event will also be able to watch the inspirational ‘Never too Old for Gold- Ping Pong’film. As part of the new initiative, over  twenty new Bat and Chat Activators received training at Armley Leisure Centre last week to enable them to run fun sessions that cater for adults with varying mobility issues.

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