Braam, Assistant Manager at our Bristol store, is going to be taking part in an initiative to get more people walking in and around Bristol.
Walking for Health is a health walks programme, which provides the community with the opportunity to take part in short, safe, sociable walks within local communities, and is part of a nationwide scheme to get more people walking. It is aimed at those who don’t get the chance to walk or might need some encouragement.
Braam’s inspiration came from an encounter with an 83-year-old lady: “She informed me that she goes for a 4-5 mile walk every other day. I thought that it would be the ideal vehicle to help a few people get a bit more out of their lives.” Braam continued “I want to share that energised feeling you get from a bit of exercise, combined with seeing and learning something new.”
The walks will be of varying paces and lengths in different locations across Bristol. Walking for Health is looking for participants and volunteers. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet new people, stay active; and see the sights of the city.
If you’d like to join Braam either as a walker or a walk leader feel free to visit our Bristol store or give them a call on 0117 9637640. Or for more information go to http://www.bristol.gov.uk/page/walking-health-bristol