The TR14ers community dance charity: inspiring royal connections and a ground-breaking research paper.
The TR14ers, self-named by the young people of Camborne after their postcode, were founded in 2005 as a partnership between themselves and local Police in response to tackling ASB and poor health in this deeply disadvantaged Cornish town.
Over 3,000 participants
Eighteen years on, and young people led, it’s estimated that over 3,000 have participated in this vital health and well-being ‘service’, which has always been free to join.
They have inspired royal patronage since 2007, and the recent visit by HRH Duchess of Gloucester, where she watched a dance workshop in progress, coincided with the release of important new research.
Impact on health, employment and education
Public Health researchers from the University of Exeter and the University of St Andrews were keen to understand an engagement process that’s seen the group not only maintain impact on health, employment and education, but sustaining and evolving across what is now two generations of health-creating young dancers.
Given our nationally appalling rates of Health Inequality and obesity, their findings and conclusions have a great deal to offer, challenging current Public Health programmes interventions and predominant narrative.