Last week the Sporting Chance family met in Hartlepool for games and activities. This once a year event brings together the men from Sheffield, Hartlepool, Stockton and Middlesbrough together.

Medals were presented by Volunteering Matters Head of the Scotland and the North East, Katy McTernan.

Ron Fox, 87, from Billingham, has been coming to the Sporting Chance events for three years.  He said: “I like the exercises and friendship.  None of us knew each other before and now we meet once a week for sport.  Once a month we also meet for a dinner club.  I will continue to do this.”

Go along and join them. This FREE project offers weekly activities for men aged 50+

Please call Gill Watson on 01642 733915 to find out more