Tai chi participants exercise generosity to Foundation

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The Haywood foundation has received generous donations of over £550 from participants at two tai chi and qigong classes facilitated by the Haywood Foundation, and offered free of charge.

The weekly sessions in Leek and Burslem are available to anyone with arthritis and related conditions and re-started in early in 2022 following the easing of Covid restrictions.

Haywood Foundation Chair, Dr Zoe Paskins said: “On behalf of the Haywood Foundation I wanted to thank the many of you who have generously offered donations towards the tai chi classes. This was not expected but very much appreciated. I can assure everyone who donated that every penny is directed towards making life better for all those with arthritis and related conditions.”

Tai Chi and Qigong are low impact activities suitable for everyone.  Each person works within their own limitations to improve their strength, balance, and flexibility, without putting stress on their joints. It is an ideal activity if you are recovering from a fall or want to improve mobility.

Tai Chi can improve your mood and help with depression, stress, and anxiety.  It can improve energy levels, increase stamina as well as lowering blood pressure. 

Sessions are held at:

The Quaker Meeting House, Overton Bank, Leek, Tuesdays – 4.30pm to 5.30pm

and

Port Vale Football Club, Burslem – Thursdays –1.30pm to 2.30pm

If you are interested, want to find out more, or would like to book a place please contact June Brammar on 07929 875554 or email june.brammar@mpft.nhs.uk

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