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A New Year, A New Community?

January 3, 2013 in Regular Updates

It’s 2013, the year of the Snake, the year that you can choose to make small changes to your life in order to make your community a healthier, happier and more supportive place to live for yourself and future generations.

Many of us don’t seem to have a lot of time for our community anymore. We barely have time for ourselves and our families. Life in 2013 already promises to be a difficult struggle between work commitments, family commitments and keeping ourselves afloat, however each of us need to do that.

Community therefore is easily overlooked as something we neither want nor need but community doesn’t just stand for a village of ‘do-gooders’ trying to win the annual Village in Bloom festival. It’s much more than that. It’s about what we can all achieve as a collective of individuals working together to make the area we live in better, stronger and more the way we want it. It’s about helping each other develop for the sake of improving where we live and how we live.

Previously, in difficult economic times, people have pulled together and formed a community to help each other through. The post-war slump in the 1950’s and the miner’s strike of the 1980’s saw incredible hardship for people in almost every community. The recent recession shows us all how now more than ever, we need to create a sense of community to get each other through it, in every sense.

As the New Year approached, FunMeFit decided to make 2013 the year that we could all start to become a community once again for the sake of helping us all work through our problems, develop ourselves and get involved in making the community a better place. We’re trying to do our bit to help people in the UK and beyond feel like they belong and they have somewhere to turn. We may be largely focused on getting everyone more active and healthier but we’ve also developed into a community network to help everyone develop themselves, promoting those whose aims are to achieve better things for their communities.

There’s so much you can do to help your community thrive. From volunteering your time for a charity, helping a neighbour with their shopping to organising local events/fundraisers and giving a young person a work opportunity, every one of us has something to offer and something we need help with.

Make it your New Year’s resolution to make a small change in your life so that others in your community may benefit and together, who knows what can be achieved!

Join us today if you’re not already a member and see some of the opportunities that are out there, meet new friends and do something different in your life.