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HRH The Countess of Wessex at Joggy Bear in Slough

PUBLISHED: 17:05 07 May 2014 | UPDATED: 17:05 07 May 2014

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Her Royal Highness Sophie, The Countess of Wessex, visited Slough Trading Estate to officially launch the Joggy Bear Franchise

The Joggy Bear project is the idea of TV fitness instructor Lizzie Webb and Olympic Silver medallist rower Debbie Flood. The Franchise is run through Creativity in Sport, which gives disadvantaged youths the opportunity to gain sports qualifications and work as instructors at Joggy Bear.

During the visit to the Trading Estate she was treated to a sports demonstration, with 28 pupils aged between four and seven years old taking part from three local schools.

Gareth Osborn, Business Unit Director for SEGRO in the Thames Valley, said: “We’re delighted to support initiatives such as Creativity in Sport, which actively engages with disadvantaged youths and gives them the opportunity to learn a new skill that can be used for employment.

“Just last year, SEGRO, along with its partners and customers, also launched the Slough Aspire initiative on the Estate, which is an innovative skills and training centre to help upskill the local workforce at a range of different ages.

“The centre is designed to ensure that businesses in Slough have access to the best possible talented and skilled workforce, and train local residents to enable them to compete more effectively for job opportunities.”

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