We want to hear your stories!

Get in touch with the Newcastle Can team at hello@newcastlecan.com so you can inspire others and share your goals. We’d love to hear from you - do you know someone that’s a health hero?

The Transporters

The Transporters

A huge shout out to the Metro staff Newcastle Can team, The Transporters, for embracing the Newcastle Can challenge and losing 55lbs during the month of October - an average of 6.8lbs lost per team member! The team (not all pictured) have been sending weekly emails and inspiration to one another to keep each other motivated, sharing their own hints and tips and supporting one another to be as healthy as they can be. Well done guys!

Space Group

Space Group

Our business challenge winners for September, losing the most amount of weight across the month. "Space are delighted to be involved in the Newcastle Can project. It is a great initiative to promote good health in the region. We believe the health and wellbeing of our team is an essential part of being a successful business. We have a number of programmes relating to wellbeing including being part of the Better Health at Work standard and our own gym. With Newcastle Can we have been able to maintain the profile of wellbeing as have a bit of fun along the way. Who doesn’t like a bit of “healthy” competition?" - Rob Charlton, CEO, Space Group

Newcastle’s Active Health Team, Newcastle City Council

Newcastle’s Active Health Team, Newcastle City Council

With an aim to improve the lives of people across the city by helping them to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Newcastle’s Active Health Team are responsible for delivering health intervention programmes across the city. Through their 'Why Weight', 'On the Go' and 'Livewell' programmes they are helping adults and children across the city to achieve and maintain a healthy weight through participating in sustained physical activity, adopting a healthy diet and achieving a positive attitude to both which lasts long after involvement in the programmes, improving health and reducing the likelihood of associated long term conditions.

Newcastle Hospitals

Newcastle Hospitals

Since Newcastle Can launched back in January, the Newcastle Hospital teams have been at the forefront of the campaign, setting themselves a challenge of collectively losing 1,000lbs! With an amazing 19 teams set up and a total of 184 members so far, they’re really showing that Newcastle Hospitals Can! “I am very impressed with how Newcastle Hospital staff have stepped up to the Newcastle Can challenge. Seeing staff groups supporting each other to lose weight and improve their own health is inspirational. Some groups have set up a weekly weigh in and others have started walking regularly . Our staff running groups have also increased in size as staff pull on their running shoes to get active and shed the pounds. I am confident that we will keep this up and hit our 1,000lb weight loss target for the year.” - Charlotte Dodson, - Health Improvement Practitioner (Advanced) Better Health at Work, The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

About the
Campaign

We all might have a pretty good idea of what we need to do to lose weight and get fit, but doing it alone can sometimes feel like an uphill struggle. So let’s come together as a city to change the way we live, work and play, and help make Newcastle the healthiest, happiest city it can be.

Please join us by updating us on your progress and making it count towards the grand total. In return, we’ll give you regular diet and fitness tips, let you know what’s going on in your area and keep you updated on what Hugh’s doing in Newcastle throughout the year.