As London gears up to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games, we have an unprecedented opportunity to promote physical activity and sport. Jubilee Hall Trust is busier than ever with new programmes and initiatives which already include a GP Referral Programme at Jubilee Hall (in partnership with NHS Westminster), where patients can be referred by their GP for a prescription of exercise; Give It A Go 2 (in partnership with NHS London) launching in May at The Armoury in Camden, offering 200 free gym memberships for local residents on benefits; and our MEND programme for obese children at the Colombo Centre in Southwark, in partnershp with NHS Southwark. In July, we will be hosting the Big Dance Bus in the Covent Garden Piazza – an opportunity to showcase a range of dance styles from Streetdance to Zumba.
We continue to offer discounted membership and pay-and-play at Jubilee Hall and The Armoury for seniors (over 60’s), students, disabled people, and the unemployed. Prices for these groups have been frozen for the seventh successive year in January 2012. I have no doubt that London will deliver a fantastic Olympics and Paralympics, but to will be up to us and our partners to ensure that we deliver a genuine legacy for all Londoners.