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New campaign aims to show that Pinxton Girls Can

Posted: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:42

New campaign aims to show that Pinxton Girls Can

Pinxton Girls Can, a new campaign which is aims to inspire local women to get active by championing the successes of people just like them, is launching in Pinxton.

A localised version of This Girl Can, the hugely successful national campaign led by Sport England, Pinxton Girls Can will focus on the village of Pinxton and aims to break down barriers to women getting active.

Dedicated campaign pages have been set up on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pinxtongirlscan and on Instagram at @PinxtonGirlsCan, and organisers are keen to hear from local women who have a story to share, need help to get active, or would be interested in becoming a Pinxton Girls Can ambassador.

To kickstart the campaign local women are also invited to a Party in the Dark, where participants will be able to enjoy music, quizzes and Bingo, as well as having the chance to try dance-based activities such as Zumba and Latin in Line in short manageable blocks – all whilst helping to raise money for a worthy local cause.

The Pinxton Girls Can 'Party in the Dark' will be held on Wednesday, July 12 at Pinxton Village Hall from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

Tickets must be booked in advanced, and can be purchased for a suggested minimum donation of £5 each, with all proceeds going to charity. To book visit www.derbyshiresport.co.uk/events/pinxtonpartyinthedark

Andrea Stone, Development Manager at Derbyshire Sport, said: "We want to break down the barriers that women face when they think about being active. We want to show them that women just like them are active, having fun, and making new friends, and that they can do it too.

"We also want to hear from them – what do they enjoy doing, what keeps them from being active, what are their fears, what would they like to do, and what support do they need.

"All the activities, personal stories and ambassadors that are shared through Pinxton Girls Can will be specific to the area, making this a very local campaign."

To find out more, or share your own photos or stories, visit www.facebook.com/pinxtongirlscan or follow the campaign on Instagram at @PinxtonGirlsCan

New campaign aims to show that Pinxton Girls Can

Tags: Active Derbyshire, Derbyshire Sport, Get Active, Pinxton Girls Can, This Girl Can