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Hip-Hop group receives £10,000 backing

SIN Cru, a Cambridge based not-for-profit organisation, has received funding of almost £10,000 from People’s Health Trust using money raised by HealthCommit through The Health Lottery.

The funding is being used to run a project for local young people that aims to use hip hop to improve confidence and self-esteem, encourage companionship and peer support, and to help them feel more in control of their emotional and physical health and wellbeing.

Lucy Crowe, artistic director at SIN Cru, said: “We are delighted to have received this funding from People’s Health Trust, which is enabling us to support more local young people to feel happier, less stressed and more confident through a programme of structured activities that have a proven impact on health.

“Many of the young people we work with aren’t interested in traditional sports. Dance is a fantastic way to encourage these people to stay or get active – through activities they enjoy and that can have an impact on their health and wellbeing. It’s far more profound and enduring than simply keeping fit.

“We’re working with children and young people up to the age of 21. We even have Hip Hop Tots for the under sixes!”

Chris Lunn, director at HealthCommit, said: “It’s great that money raised by HealthCommit is being used to support local charities like SIN Cru.”

So far, over half a million pounds has been raised for health good causes in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough by HealthCommit through The Health Lottery.

Other organisations to have already been awarded funding from People’s Health Trust in the area include: Children’s Food TrustSustransAlzheimer’s Society, Community C.A.R.T.S, Action For Elders UK and Streets Revolution CIC.

Money raised through the Health Lottery
The Health Lottery scheme manages 51 Society Lotteries that operate in rotation and each represents a different geographical region of Great Britain.
 
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