There’s no better feeling in the world than seeing your work (and that of your colleagues) of the last five years materialising in front of you.
And that’s exactly what happened last week, when I had the pleasure of joining partners on Canvey Island, Essex, to celebrate our work supporting Uniting the Movement.
Active Essex hosted us at the Waterside Farm Leisure Centre, a fantastic backdrop to see the impact of place-based systemic work.
Activities were being delivered for all ages and adapted to be inclusive for all.
I also heard some brilliantly emotional stories of impact and life-changing journeys from individuals in the community.
On top of that, a panel of system leaders from local health and government organisations, as well as Sport England, spoke about how this way of working is creating lasting change and is enabling us all to focus unashamedly on the people that have most to gain from being active.
It was a brilliant day and the perfect platform for launching the expansion of our place partnerships.