Can you lead others on a walk to health?

HEALTHY From left, Mike Parry, Ann Webber, Margaret Parry, Laurie Kent, walk leaders on the Rowlands Castle Walking for Health scheme
HEALTHY From left, Mike Parry, Ann Webber, Margaret Parry, Laurie Kent, walk leaders on the Rowlands Castle Walking for Health scheme
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ENTHUSIASTIC ramblers are needed to train as volunteer walk leaders in Havant and East Hampshire.

The Walking for Health initiative, run by East Hampshire District Council, has been set up to help people become fit and active.

Louise Christie, active lifestyle co-ordinator at the council, believes walk leaders are vital to the success of the programme.

She said: ‘Without them the Walking for Health scheme would not be possible.

‘You do not need to be extremely fit to become a leader, you only need to be able to walk for about an hour, but the qualities you do need are to be friendly and approachable with a desire to help people.’

The next free training day is on September 24, between 10am and 4pm, at the council offices in Penns Place, Petersfield.

Once trained, walk leaders will be supported to become a volunteer with one of the existing walks.

Alternatively, they can start up a new one.

For more information call 01730 234067 or email louise.christie@easthants.gov.uk or visit the website at getactivenow.org.uk