Leeds Rhinos' Jamie Peacock to pay virtual visit to St George's Crypt's Growing Rooms

Leeds Rhinos legend Jamie Peacock will speak to clients at St George’s Crypt's drug and alcohol rehabilitation service to help give them a boost on their recovery journeys.

Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 5:54 pm

The nine-time Grand Final winner will be talking about his ‘Be a Champion’ programme, which focuses on how simple daily actions can create strong well-being habits.

Peacock, who now works in Rhinos’ commercial department, will speak to clients at the Growing Room on Friday from 10am to 11am.

Be A Champion is described as a ‘first-of-its kind’ interactive programme for all abilities which will help individuals make small daily behavioural changes in their life and create new habits in four key areas: positive mindset, healthy eating, sleeping well and being physically active.

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Jamie Peacock.

Peacock has been a supporter of the Crypt for many years, often volunteering at the Christmas lunch.

He said: "I think a lot of people during the last 12 months have gone out of their way to help those who are less fortunate than themselves.

"I feel society works better as a team when we all help each other when we can. I’m glad to be working again with the Crypt.

"It is great to see how they can rehabilitate and help homeless people get up and off the streets.

"Fortunately, my rugby career has enabled me to have a wide circle of friends and I would like to thank, Malcolm Michael's Butcher, Infinity Works, Pudsey Computers, The Squeaker, David Huse, Ed Hauck at The Curators and Lee Jenkinson at Oxen Sports for their help, time and kindness to pull everything together."

Christine Lane, head of health and wellbeing at St George’s Crypt, said: "This means the world to the clients. They have come through really challenging times, are making positive steps forward and this encouragement and kindness shows in part that their effort is worth it.

"We can’t thank Jamie enough for his support over the years and are all looking forward to seeing him."

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