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15 Aug 2007

Since its launch in April, Going for Gold has being actively trying to get more people in Newport more active more often.

Gold Card Prize Draw Winners

Participants in the Newport Council scheme are given a free Going for Gold card, which is presented at participating leisure venues, groups and clubs when exercising.. The number of times the card is used is then recorded, and quarterly prize draws are held.

The inaugural draw saw the prizes presented by the Mayor Cllr Allan Morris; Director of Public Health, Chris Potter and Mike Prosser from International Rectifier - the scheme's official sponsor. In total, 250 bronze-level participants won a pedometer, while 5 silver-level winners won 2 tickets of their choice to the Riverfront’s Autumn programme, and one gold-level winner won a prize of FREE MEMBERSHIP TO ALL OF THE COUNCILS LEISURE FACILITIES WORTH MORE THAN £360.

Anyone who lives or works in Newport is free to join the scheme. There is no charge, and on joining participants receive a voucher for one free swim, one free cycle or one free organised walk to help them get started.

A NEW Going for Gold Healthy Living Quiz has also been launched at, so that anyone can test their knowledge of healthy living. There are three age related quizes on line, one for children, one for adults and one for older people. So test your knowledge today...

For a Going for Gold application form or further information, call (01633) 656656, email or visit where booklets are available to print or download in welsh or english.