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FMFTV: Showcasing Community Projects

January 18, 2015 in Community Issues, Health & Fitness, Latest Articles, News, Sport, Uncategorized

Happy New Year to all of our members, visitors and friends!

Towards the end of last year, we at FunMeFit, decided to launch a community TV channel to showcase, review and promote the various events, activities and projects running within the communities where some of our members are based.

 

As social media is becoming more embedded into the lives of people across the community, YouTube, naturally is somewhere people are increasingly turning to for answers to questions, for training and education and for entertainment and fun.

Video sharing and downloading are increasing each month. According to recent YouTube statistics, more than 1 billion unique users visit the social network each month – although the reach of a small community video could remain substantially lower, stranger things have happened and that’s an awful lot of potential traffic to miss out on for your business or organisation.

For many smaller clubs, organisations, event organisers and businesses, resources and expenditure might not cover developing content for videos on YouTube. FunMeFit has taken on a couple of filming projects so far where we have filmed, edited and uploaded content for local community projects deserving a voice.

The Chronic Pain Swimming Group Project

Most recently, the MoveMore network forwarded us the details of a small chronic pain swimming group project based at Aston Swimming pool, Sheffield, run by ShipShape and a few volunteers. We arrived with our small camera on its tripod, a microphone and some roughly jotted notes to meet the group. As we are volunteers ourselves, we were unsure as to whether our informal appearance and approach would enable us to gather necessary information about the group.

Upon speaking with Don and Karen, the group organisers and chronic pain sufferers themselves, it was clear to us that these people were inspirational individuals, committed to providing support to some in the community who find themselves challenged, more than most, each day by not just pain but anxieties and other difficulties.

As we spoke to some members of the group, their stories were of overcoming extreme challenges just to attend the group, the group was a huge step forward, helping them out of isolation and anxiety.

Watch and listen to Don and Karen here.

Watch and listen to Janice’s story here. Or see below.

Watch and listen to Alison and her son Jonathan’s story here.

 

 

Watch and listen to Yvonne’s story here.  

FunMeFit’s limited resources and the fact that we run it around day jobs, children and other commitments mean that we can’t assist every member, organisation or group within our community who contacts us but we will make every effort to cover those inspirational stories like those involved in the Aston Swim Group, Sheffield.

You can view all of our videos so far here.

This weekend, we are looking forward (time and commitments allowing) to attending an event run by one of our long-standing, supportive members, WDSAUK in Sheffield on Saturday.
See event here.

 

If you would like more information about FMFTV and our vide service, contact Kate or Andy info@funmefit.com. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter @FunMeFit.