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Newcastle Can!

Newcastle Can!

Newcastle Can, a city-wide initiative, is on a mission to get Newcastle fitter and more active and to come to get as a community in doing so. The initiative is headed up by TV chef and campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and is all about getting communities throughout the city working together - at home, at work, on the high street - to become fitter and healthier.

New Can

The big idea is that the citizens of one city, acting together and supporting each other, can create a new model for making a real impact on our health. To date, loads of businesses and workplaces across the city, including call centres, taxi firms, and the police and NHS have joined the mission. There are also loads of individuals and groups of friends doing amazing things in their own communities.

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Want to find out more or a part of the city-wide movement? Simply head to and sign up, set up a team or just see loads lots of content on getting active, eating well and lists of free events happening across the city!


And if you fancy joining Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall on Sept 9th to run the Great North 5k as part of the ‘Newcastle Can’ wave. Then sign up here and select the Newcastle Can wave!


C’mon Newcastle, let's show the rest of the UK how it is done!