Walking is good for body and mind. Our scheme offers an extra dimension - being connected with the community. Fareham Walking 4 Health offers people the chance to walk with others. Our volunteer Walk Leaders are the heroes of the story. They support and encourage walkers of all abilities. Here is Linda's story: Linda started walking with Fareham Walking 4 Health when her confidence and fitness were at a low ebb. At first she found walking hard and struggled to keep up with the other walkers, but the group was friendly and encouraging. Walk Leader Judy suggested that Linda use an "Every Step Counts" diary to record details of the walks she had completed as well as her feelings on completing a walk. Using the diary was helpful as a motivating tool as it encouraged her to go and walk every week. It also showed how far she had progressed. As the weeks passed, Linda found that she could walk faster and not get out of breath. Walking has also improved her mood. The group has been great and a real support. They have noticed how much she has improved. Linda's fitness means that she can now walk and talk comfortably.
With your help we can recruit, train and support more volunteer Walk Leaders to help more walkers like Linda.