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Better Health Award on target with archery event

Staff from Actes Trust took part in an archery session at Acklam Green Centre this week as part of the North East Better Health at Work programme.

North East Archery and Crossbow ran an event for around a dozen employees involving archery practice, a friendly Olympic style competition and a fun challenge with fruit and zombie targets.

The event was an opportunity for staff from across the organisation, which operates from three sites, to get together for some fun teambuilding activity.  The event was also designed to support Actes’ work towards the North East Better Health at Work programme which reflects the organisation’s commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of its workforce.  After achieving the bronze award in January, Actes is now working towards the Silver Award.

Carol Kerr, business manager at Actes and one of the organisation’s health advocates responsible for driving forward the Better Health programme, said: “We had a great time with Lee and Darren from North East Archery and Crossbow who ran a fun-packed event at Acklam Green Centre’s multi-use games area.

“Not only is archery fun and a great teambuilding activity, its good physical exercise, particularly upper body strength as well as improved focus and co-ordination, and so supports out North East Better Health at Work objectives.”

Actes’ conference facility Acklam Green Centre is set to launch teambuilding packages in partnership with leading events companies from the region including North East Archery and Crossbow.

North East Archery and Crossbow is ran by the professional team of Lee and Darren Walker who run a mobile events service for parties and corporate groups of all ages across the region.  The business also comprises Archery Combat Entertainment, a mix of archery using and dodgeball.

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