Appropriate Name – Big, Unwieldy And Dumb…

November 17, 2011 8 Comments
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…and nearly went extinct, only to be saved by die-hard fans:

An award-winning project in Burnley which aimed to get more children exercising and eating healthily has run out of cash.

Oh dear, so sad, too bad….

Burnley Council’s BUFFALO (Burnley Food and Fitness Aimed at Lowering Obesity) scheme has now stopped running but the council has not given up hope of restarting it if funding can be secured.Council chiefs failed in a bid for cash from the Big Lottery Fund, but they are now set to apply for £250,000 from the Social Action Fund, a pot of money created by the Government as part of its Big Society vision.

Shouldn’t they see if it works first?

Coun Jeff Sumner, executive member for leisure and culture, said: “BUFFALO was an exciting and innovative project that was extremely popularwith children, parents and schools.“Although it had to come to an end because of lack of funding it can be re-started quickly and start to make a difference, just like it did before

And that difference being?

*crickets*

Oh, well, guess we’ll never know.

…within a few months of any grant application being successful.“The council is doing what it can to find other sources of funding so that BUFFALO can run again.”

Why don’t you try the food companies?

Or you could just accept that it’s entirely up to people what they put in their mouths, and put any money you do have towards something useful?

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8 Responses to Appropriate Name – Big, Unwieldy And Dumb…

  1. November 17, 2011 at 8:48 am

    And that difference being?

    That a bunch of yoof workers, project coordinators and logo designers had nice cushy jobs – or am I being too cynical?

    • November 17, 2011 at 8:00 pm

      No, I think you’re spot on!

  2. Jeremy Poynton
    November 17, 2011 at 9:02 am

    “Or you could just accept that it’s entirely up to people what they put in their mouths, and put any money you do have towards something useful?”

    Personal responsibility? Please! The Left does not even recognise the concept.

  3. November 17, 2011 at 9:52 am

    BUFFALO? Sounds more like Burnley Loses Liberty – Some Hope It’s Temporary. ;-)

    • November 17, 2011 at 4:22 pm

      /applause (wish I’d thought of it)

  4. November 17, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    “BUFFALO (Burnley Food and Fitness Aimed at Lowering Obesity)”

    How lucky was that, that the group name spelled a real word!!

    • November 17, 2011 at 4:27 pm

      At least it did after a bunch of highly-paid PR people spent several days at the public expense trying out various permutations to concoct their desired acronym.

      From Bletchley Park to this in seventy short years – O tempora! O mores!

      • Steve W
        November 17, 2011 at 9:46 pm

        From our pockets to theirs in a few short months – Oh for fucks sakes! :twisted:

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