Darrel and Dione volunteered with us whilst studying Health and Personal Training at Blackburn University. They gained experience in a variety of different sessions supporting staff within our Leisure Health & Wellbeing team at Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council.
Both Darrel and Dione progressed into employment as casual instructors at Blackburn Sports and Leisure centre.
They have been very busy juggling their time, studying their final year at university, volunteering and working too.
As volunteers, Darrel and Dione have been delivering a weekly fitness session to the young people who live in supported housing. They have also been promoting the use of the leisure centre (which is situated across) encouraging the young people to keep active more than once a week and offering to show them around the centre.
After delivering fitness classes and working in the gyms, Dione moved into the Health & Wellbeing team as Health Trainer and Darrell has now joined the Healthy Lifestyles team in East Lancashire.