Since 2013 and before ThreeLeaves has been a vehicle for making a difference in the Fylde coast, and having secured over £50,000 in funding during that time we have made a difference to people’s lives, particularly those with mental health problems.
The idea for ThreeLeaves was born from a community project funded by UnLtd, the inspiration for it came from a day when Paul, their founder was recuperating after major abdominal surgery. He wanted a different way of doing things and after consulting with the existing directors the decision was made to incorporate ThreeLeaves as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, one of the first charities of it’s type in the area.
“Running ThreeLeaves has been an amazing experience. Having never really worked in the voluntary sector before, not to mention having little knowledge at the time of how Charities work it was quite a learning curve for me, but one I have thoroughly enjoyed” Paul says.
Several months ago the decision was made, particularly at a time when their current, and largest project is coming to an end to also bring ThreeLeaves to an end, specifically the way it operates.
As they now say good bye to ThreeLeaves they also say hello to Go Get You.
The new form of the Charity takes everything that came before, with everything they have learned and mould it all into something very new and unique.
Their mission remains virtually the same, to provide health and fitness opportunities to improve physical and mental health, whilst encouraging social inclusion, except with their new strategy they are going nationwide.
At the moment Paul is working exceptionally hard, despite having lost a number of family members to various illnesses. Much of his time is spent establishing their network.
Their first priority is setting up their activities in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre. They hope to be launching their local service shortly.
So as they say a sad goodbye to ThreeLeaves with the website closing within the next week, they also say hello to Go Get You and a new day and way of working.
Find out more about what they do you can check out our brand new website at gogetyou.org
They would like to thank you being with them on this journey, they hope to continue working with partners and helping members old and new for years to come.