West Ham United also has an important role in play in improving the health of local residents.
The London Borough of Newham has the lowest proportion of physically-active adults of any local authority in England, so the club has taken steps to remedy that through its 150 Club programme.
The 150 Club is named after the minimum number of minutes of moderate physical activity adults are recommended to undertake each week and has helped change people's lives in a hugely positive way.
Meanwhile, the Foundation also showed its support for World Mental Health Day recently and is committed to breaking down the barriers around mental health.
- £1.4 million in annual savings delivered to the NHS, through 150Club’s diabetes prevention
- 2,000 people assessed by GPs to take part in 150Club with over 500 programme completers
- Active United have recruited 228 people to Walking Football since September 2017, with 4,500 session attendances over the last two years
- Through our community programmes, 40,000 people take part in physical activity each year