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SuperValu and Centra join forces with Action Cancer to deliver Health Action Schools Programme and increase awareness of healthy lifestyle choices.

Teachers can nominate schools taking part in the Health Action Programme to have a chance of winning £5,000 worth of sports equipment.

Leading convenience retailers SuperValu and Centra are calling for help to encourage local schools to avail of Action Cancer’s Health Action Programme and are offering a prize fund of £5,000 of sports equipment.  To be in with a chance of winning, teachers just need to nominate their school via entry forms available here

The judging panel, which features Cool FM DJ Pete Snodden, will meet in July with finalists then invited to an exciting awards ceremony in September at the home of Ulster Rugby, Kingspan Stadium.

The Health Action Programme is all about encouraging young people to make healthier lifestyle choices.   In operation since 2003 and having worked with nearly 500,000 pupils so far across Northern Ireland, the programme is open to primary and secondary schools and is delivered by a team of health promotion experts.

You can express your interest by visiting, emailing or calling 028 9080 3370.

All nursery/primary/secondary schools who have had a Health Action Programme delivered since the start of September 2019 through to the end of June 2020 are eligible to apply.

Desi Derby Marketing Director of SuperValu and Centra NI said: “Encouraging a healthy lifestyle message among the younger generation is important and something we at SuperValu and Centra passionately support. We believe the work Action Cancer are doing in schools can reduce the risks of cancer in later life, so our focus is in raising as much money as possible across our store network and head office to enable Action Cancer to continue providing this fantastic service”.

Gareth Kirk, CEO of Action Cancer, said: “The schools Health Action Programme is an excellent initiative, empowering local children to make the right choices when it comes to their health and lifestyles. Last year, our team engaged with 14,000 children through the delivery of 530 sessions in schools across Northern Ireland.  We are delighted that SuperValu and Centra are offering this great prize and would encourage all schools to get involved.”

SuperValu and Centra have been partnering with Action Cancer since 2001 and last year reached a landmark fundraising achievement, raising £3 million – one of the largest amounts ever by a company for an individual charity in Northern Ireland.