06.02.2017

LR Global Kids Fund supports sports offers in Finland

In Finland, the LR Global Kids Fund is going to support another sports project for children: WAU is Finland’s leading organisation for the creation of sports offers at schools and other institutions. By offering free gym classes, affordable holiday camps as well as other measures, it is committed to promoting physical exercise. The association donated EUR 10,000 to WAU – enough for 3,750 hours of sporting. Last year, a total of 500,000 hours of sports activities could be organised that promote the health and social integration of children and teenagers. Around 25 % of the young generation are obese in Finland –with devastating consequences: more and more people suffer from diabetes at an early age or from secondary diseases such as hypertension, arthrosis or respiratory problems.