Fitness Family Calais is the only provision of its kind for men in the unoficial refugee camp in Calais. There are long days here with very little to ocupy their time. This fitness programe will support the men with both their physical and mental wellbeing whilst building confidence, cultural integration and team building skills.
There is consistant uncertainty in the lives of the refugees who reside in the camp, It's important now more than ever for the men who live here to have an outlet in which they can direct their fustrations and channel their energy in a positive and productive way. Exercise as well as having it's physical benefits has proved to do wonders for peoples mental health.
The fitness programme will give the oportunity for men to be involved in the running and planning of programmes as well as having the opportunity to become much needed roles models for the many children and young poeple that live in the refugee camp.
Fitness Family Calais has been running on a smaller scale since Febuary. However the interest and involvement has grown and the need for this type of programme has become very clear. This fund page has been set up to get support to provide a permentanent indoor fitness space.