Greenwich Get Active and Greenwich Get Walking would like to say a big thank you to all of our Walk Leader Volunteers. Without them the Get Walking programme would not be able to provide 16 walks throughout the borough and support 451 regular walkers to remain active and keep fit.
Greenwich Get Walking hold a variety of different walks throughout the borough, from public beginner to intermediate level sessions and there are a few special ones throughout the Month.
The Cruse bereavement walk and social group is held on every other monday starting at The Stables and every other Saturday starting at the Sutcliffe Park Leisure Centre. The Volunteer Walk Leaders are also trained Bereavement Volunteers and are on hand to lead the walk but to also support the clients who have suffered a bereavement . The walks help participants to feel less isolated and build social contacts whilst also taking part in gentle exercise.
Our Volunteer Walk Leader Mark Bugg leads a walk from the Trinity Methodist Community Church in Plumstead where he leads his peers in the Sports Development Group on various routes around the local area. Mark bases his walks around the needs of the walking group that day.
Lindsey Douglas is a volunteer walk leader at the National Maritime Museum, she leads a staff walk each wednesday lunch time which they call "Walking Wednesdays", Lindsey became a walk leader as she recognised the importance of helping the staff to get away from their desks for an hour or so. She said "Wellbeing is very important to us here at the museum, we find that encouraging staff to get up and leave the desks, go for a walk and make use of these wonderful open spaces and surroundings that we have here, they can really feel the benefits for the rest of the day."
If you know of a community group or if you might be interested in leading a lunch time staff walk for your work place, or would like to volunteer on a public walk, get in touch with Ollie Golding on 07972 668 657 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org