Watch the film: be inspired: play ping pong
Thanks to a BIG Lottery Reaching Communities Award we have launched our Ping Pong Care Campaign, to take Ping Pong to some 2000 older person settings across the UK in 2013.
The Ping Pong Care Campaign tour begins!
The campaign tour is underway and the first Awareness Events have been confirmed…check out the dates below.
Remember to Register Your Interest above to get involved with an event and keep checking back here for more confirmed dates in your area.
When: 22nd April 2013
Where: Teesside University
When: 12th June 2013
Where: Hove Town Hall
Book your place here now: http://brightonandhovepingpong.eventbrite.co.uk
When: 18th June 2013
Where: Bichester Village VIP Suite
When: 19th June 2013
Where: Nottingham Trent University
When: 3rd July 2013
Where: Armely Leisure Centre
Book your place here now: http://leedspingpong.eventbrite.co.uk
When: July 2013
When: 23rd July 2013
When: August 2013
When: August 2013
Using Ping Pong as inspiration, the Ping Pong Care Campaign aims to encourage active ageing for over 65s by engaging older person settings (care homes, retirement villages, community centres...anywhere older people come together naturally) across the country to show how the characters in the film used table tennis to help overcome the challenges of ageing.
The Ping Pong Care Campaign engages the issues of ageing and benefits of active ageing, targeting older person settings most in need and providing resources for FREE! To learn more, visit 'Screen the Film' page to read about the Ping Pong Care Pack.
The Ping Pong Care Campaign has 3 main target groups:
If your work concerns older person's health and well-being the Ping Pong Care Campaign is for you. Go to 'Get Involved' to see how the Ping Pong Care Campaign could work for you or get in touch today: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have colleagues or know other groups that may wish to hear about the campaign, do feel free to share our 'About the Campaign' sheet.
The Ping Pong Care Campaign is brought to you by the BRITDOC Foundation supported by the BIG Lottery Fund Reaching Communities scheme.
The Big Lottery Fund, the largest of the National Lottery good cause distributors, has been rolling out grants to health, education, environment and charitable causes across the UK since its inception in June 2004. Reaching Communities delivers grants to schemes that offer people better chances in life, build strong communities, improve urban and rural environments and promote healthy activities.
The BRITDOC Foundation is a not-for-profit created in partnership with Channel 4 Television in the UK to ensure a creative future for documentary filmmaking. . Since 2005 BRITDOC has supported over 60 documentaries including current Academy nominee Hell & Back Again, double Sundance winner, Afghan Star, BAFTA winning Chosen and the social change film The End of the Line. Ping Pong is BRITDOC’s first ever UK Theatrical release as distributor.
English Table Tennis Association (ETTA) is the National Governing Body of the Olympic Sport, table tennis, in England and actively promotes social ping pong through Ping! ETTA is the lead nation for the British Table Tennis Federation which consists of the four home nations and is formed for selection of the Great British squad for Olympic Games. Table tennis has over 300 million participants worldwide, making it one of the world’s highest participation sports. Some 2.4 million people play table tennis within the UK (British Market Research Bureau).