Oakwood Pharmacy, based in Mansfield Woodhouse, have handed over a set of shirts for the new football season to Mansfield Senior Reds, Over 50s Walking Football Club.
Mansfield Senior Reds are based at Mansfield Rugby Club and run two sessions a week, covering ages from 50 to 78 and a wide range of abilities. They have won a number of tournaments to date and qualified to represent both Nottingham Forest and Mansfield Town in the 2017 English Football League, national over 50s tournament. The Senior Reds have recently won two walking football competitions held in Derbyshire.
Oakwood Pharmacy is always keen to work with the community and run a number of health initiatives and campaigns throughout the year. They were particularly impressed with the Club membership which currently stands at 80 members. Like Oakwood Pharmacy, the Mansfield Senior Reds share a common goal in fundraising for those less fortunate and promoting a healthy lifestyle for ‘seniors’, especially through sport. This was the main reason they have sponsored the kit.
Amo Khan, a partner at Oakwood Pharmacy, said: “Encouraging exercise, especially amongst the senior community and keeping active is essential for overall health. What makes it even more attractive is that it allows elderly members to not only exercise in a fun way but also allows them to socialise with others.”
Oakwood Pharmacy offers a range of services, such as a fast and efficient dispensing service, free prescription delivery and collection service, dietary and lifestyle advice and medicine reviews.