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An Active Community 🚶‍♀️🏃‍♀️🚴‍♀️

The BTTC Running Club in Strava has 72 members and is proving to be an excellent way to feel connected and stay active. 

BTTC's parkrun Resolution was to get as many people as possible running/ jogging/ walking in January and to collectively (virtually) run/ walk to Oban in Scotland (1676km) and back before the end of February. We've now got 72 members in the BTTC Strava running club, nearly all of them completely new to it, and we completed this goal over a month ahead of schedule.

See what our next challene os on our Facebook page

Join the BTTC Running Club on Strava
Origami Inside - the inspiration for BTTC's work in prisons 🙏 

Origami Inside is a project set up by Helen Holtam (Tim's mum) teaching prisoners the art of origami. The project started in 2017 in HMP Erlestoke and today, inmates create origami for greetings cards as well as intricate stand-alone sculptures.

In 2017 it was the reason that BTTC started running weekly Table Tennis sessions at HMP High Down and HMP Downview women's prison after hearing how rewarding and much needed it was working in the prison environment. 

All profits earned from the sale of the cards and sculptures will be used to help towards the rehabilitation of prisoners. The brand new website and shop has a range of origami cards and sculptures for all occasions. 

Join BTTC Online 📺

There's something for everyone on our online schedule. Message us for the links to join in on Zoom.

📺 BTTC Daily Show - Monday 5 - 6pm
The Daily Show is back with all the fun and games like before, exclusively on Monday nights. Bring your bat and ball and join the fun!

🎉 BTTC Woman's Hour with Teresa - Tuesday 6.30 - 7pm
Join Teresa for a combination of fun and games including shadow play, tactics discussion, table tennis trivia and more.

🥇 Fitness Gold - Wednesday 4 - 4.30pm
Join BTTC Coaches Anna Brookes and Teresa for half an hour of gentle fitness (also suitable for those who are less mobile) incorporating table tennis movements and skill.
Dress in loose clothing, have a chair near, table tennis bat and ball, tins/hand weights, scarf or towel for stretching, a mat if you have one.

💪 Fitness with Pedro - Thursday & Sunday 11 - 11.30am
Keep fit with Pedro and special guest presenters. They will get you up and moving with this half hour fitness session. Bring your bat and ball.

📻 BTTC Radio - Thursday 4 - 5pm
Join Nick for a special music show where BTTC members share their favourite songs and enjoy the music together.

🏓 BTTC Table Tennis Skills At Home - Saturday 4pm
Join Pedro for lots of tricks and challenges to keep active at home and improve your table tennis skills until we're back at the club.

😎 BTTC Radio Requests with DJ Jacob - Sunday 5pm
DJ Jacob is back playing all your favourite tunes, come and have a boogie!

Plus we have a very special show coming up...
💕 Valentines special Painting with Serena next week! 5pm Wednesday 10th Feb 

Contact us for the Zoom links ✨

Special Radio Show 📻

This Sunday 4pm a tribute to Captain Tom. The Big One! BTTC Radio with the One & Only DJ Austin. Playing requests that inspire you. Contact us for zoom details and if you want to request a song ❤️
BTTC Food Hub 🥕

The Food Hub continues to supply food parcels and meals to our local community thanks to the ongoing commitment and dedication of our fantastic team of volunteers.

The hub is open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12.30 - 4.30pm and on Sundays 12.30-2.30pm for collection only from the Parish Hall of the St John the Baptist's Church, 2 Bristol Rd, Kemptown, Brighton BN2 1AP. Anyone is welcome, no referral needed.
Connecting Communities 🏓

BTTC featured with this video in Sport England's recent 10 Year strategy launch, showcasing best practice of how sport can be used to Connect Communities. It's really exciting that Sport England are really pushing for equitable provision of sport, what we have called the BTTC 5 Star Treatment since 2007 in actively giving access to opportunities to people who wouldn't otherwise have them.
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