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Scottish Charity Register No. SC043760

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Get fit in the New Year

December 10 2012
Charity run by former and current homeless service users has plans to make you lively!


ExP2A, a new leisure-focused charity, is getting ready to launch in the New Year.

The charity, which is run by former and current homeless service users, was due to lift off in October but that has been postponed until the start of 2013.

Marketing and communications manager James MacPherson told The Pavement: “Unfortunately we have come to the decision to temporarily suspend our Peer Fitness Group due to a staff shortage. The group will recommence in the New Year”.

The London-based charity intends to encourage homeless users to independently and actively change their own lives, through peer support, group activities and social enterprise.

It plans to introduce fitness and walking groups, with homeless service users (or “associates”) acting as motivators for members of the public. In return they will receive experience and work experience, while the money raised in fees will be flowed back into the charity to pay for future projects, such as an affordable programme of leisure activities for homeless people. ExP2A has also set up a Twitter account that will offer desk-based workout tips for those chained to their computer terminals (@DeskWorkout).

We’ll be interviewing exP2A director Alex Ireland (better known on Twitter as @aibaihe) about the charity for the next issue. If you’d like to find out about sponsorship or how you can get involved email