Happy Healthy You Bradford & Beyond offers exercise classes for people across the district, in a bid to improve their physical and mental health. It was set up by Humera Khan in light of the pandemic, starting out with 15 to 20 participants, and now boasts over 300 members. A large part of the Happy Healthy You initiative is to get it’s members, many of whom are from local mosques, out into the open air for walks and other activities. Community Rail Lancashire has been working with Humera to introduce the members to rail travel as a way to explore new places to visit and help create confident independent travellers. This week one of the mosque groups travelled to York by train to take a walk by the river and share a picnic.
”It was such a great day out,” said one member. ”I really enjoyed the train trip. It felt relaxing and we could all have a chat as we travelled.”