Congratulations to Karen Hutchinson on winning the British Gymnastics Foundation Award for the development of the Love2Move Programme within NI.
Karen was the first candidate to qualify for her licence having delivered a successful pilot for The Springfield Trust through her role with Disability Sport NI working on the Belfast City Council Every Body Active Programme.
The improvement of the residents participating and the backing of the centre staff and manager led to Karen's Monday session at Springfield becoming a training venue for other trainees of the Love2Move Programme through Sport NI.
Karen has now been signed off as the NI Mentor and Assessor and to date has put three further candidates through their practice licence.
Further development has seen the Northern Health and Social Care Trust coming onboard and Karen is currently in the process of marketing and recruiting Trust staff to engage in training.
As most organisations are now focused on inclusion and equality, Karen has also secured pilots with the NI Museums Council and four museum venues will now roll out the Programme late January. This will develop the dementia friendly activities within museum venues.