The Trust has successfully completed two 10 week blocks of disability walking clubs within the Rotherham community, which was funded by RMBC Community Learning.The walking club visited Wentworth, Ravenfield and Ravenfield Ponds and Wickersley on their walk around the local community. The group rounded off their walking club with a celebratory journey around Curbar Hedge in Bakewell, where they had to fight off up to eight foot snow drifts during their walk. However, the group all completed walk safely after scraping past a risk assessment.
Over the 10 weeks the programme has been an educational project for the participants, teaching them safe walking, risk assessment and walking for fitness. The group learned about these things at a 40 minute theory session at the New York Stadium. Once the group had finished their theory sessions, they then had the chance to experience their local community outside their local parks.
The Trust’s Disability Officer Leon Wormley said: “The group was great over the last project. They really engaged in the theory and the practical sessions. Come rain or shine all the participants were really eager to get going on the walk.
“I’d like to thank our funders RMBC Community Learning for supporting us in this effort to make walking easier for this disability group. I’d also like to say a big thank you to the participants for taking part. They were a great bunch of people to work with.
“I’m now really looking forward to the next group of sessions. I’ll be pleased to hear from anyone who’s interested to get involved.”
The new disability walking programme will start at the end of April, with each walk approximately three miles in length over Rotherham. The theory sessions, which will be located at the New York Stadium, will be about 40 minutes long.
If you’re interested in joining contact Leon Wormley on:
Phone: 01709 827767
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