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Having first attended the Tigers Trust's Walking Football sessions over 5 years ago, Mike Melvin has seen the number of participants increase. 
Mike's first involvement came after a current participant and friend invited him to attend and he’s never looked back since. The sessions have not only helped with Mike's physical health, but also his mental health too. 
Mike admits that the relaxed atmosphere at the sessions and the relationships he has built with staff play a pivotal role towards his regular attendance at the sessions. 
He said: “The people who attend the sessions are open and friendly. They make newcomers very welcome. This is encouraged greatly by the staff who play an extremely important part in setting up a positive environment for this to flourish. They make everybody feel valued.” 
It has not just been the Walking Football sessions that Mike has been involved with the Trust. “We have taken part in events organised by the staff such as The Boot Room which involved young pupils, Walking Footballers and some of the Hull City players. It was very well organised and extremely successful.” 
The Tigers Trust were also appreciative of Mike’s help with Hull Fair School as he thanks the Trust’s staff throughout the programme “I was privileged to help to support staff with The Hull Fair School. The staff were excellent. They were very well organised and creative in the events that they put on. They had an excellent relationship with the pupils and their parents. Their enthusiasm was a credit to them." 
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