The launch of MANFIT took place at the Disablement Services Centre (DSC) (now Specialised Ability Centre (SAC) Sharston) Withington Hospital, Manchester on 26th October 2006


The inaugural meeting was attended by patients who have shown an interest in the project, the Manchester Prosthetic User Group, DSC staff, and physiotherapists from other clinics. It was reported in the Associate Parliamentary Limb Loss Group (APLLG) newsletter.

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Margaret Tyson with the support of The Manchester Prosthetic User Group got together with Darren Birch (English Federation for Disability Sport), and Natalie Teniola (Manchester Cultural Learning Officer, Spaces for Sports and the Arts) and designed the fitness scheme.

Peter King (Chairman of the User Group) introduced speakers including Rob Arnold (Manchester Impact Fund), Paul Kelly (who has made a remarkable recovery from an accident) and Margaret Tyson (scheme founder and evaluator). Professor Jai Kulkarni (Senior Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine) also gave a few words of support.