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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-00887

Feel Your Personal Best Campaign is Backed by Olympic Legend Sir Chris Hoy

Submitted by: Meghan Gallacher, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
Date lodged: Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Supported by: Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Stephanie Callaghan, Donald Cameron, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Foysol Choudhury, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Pam Gosal, Neil Gray, Stephen Kerr, Liam Kerr, Bill Kidd, Douglas Lumsden, Edward Mountain, Douglas Ross, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Alexander Stewart, Paul Sweeney, Sue Webber, Annie Wells

That the Parliament congratulates the Lanarkshire representatives of the Young People’s Sport Panel, Mya Thompson, from Uddingston, and Ben Fitzpatrick, from Hamilton; understands that Mya and Ben have been championing the Feel Your Personal Best campaign, backed by Sir Chris Hoy, which encourages communities to stay active in an effort to boost their mental health; considers that staying physically active can help address stress and anxiety, which more people are experiencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic; understands that the campaign research found that 81% of people said that being more active positively impacted their wellbeing by helping them to get outside more, more than half said it helped them to relax or switch off, and over a third found that it made them feel less anxious, and wishes Mya and Ben the very best of luck in promoting the campaign.