Volunteer Walk Leaders Wanted!!

Battersea Healthy Living Initiative is looking for volunteers to lead healthy walks in Battersea. We are currently seeking volunteer walk leaders so that we can extend this popular programme during summer and beyond.

This is an ideal opportunity for people who enjoy walking and are friendly and outgoing. And the good news is that you don't have to be super fit! All of our walks start out as being less than two miles and usually end with a visit to a local café! Two volunteers lead each walk, and each volunteer is asked to go on one walk or more a week. In return we provide free training and support for our volunteers.

We are looking for volunteers to join us as soon as possible for our summer walks programme. If you are interested please phone Hazel on 020 8682 5938 or 020 7978 5112.

What is Battersea Healthy Living Initiative?

The fund works with partners from public, voluntary and private sectors to fund initiatives, with particular focus on the needs of those who are most disadvantaged in society. It is one of many similar projects throughout the UK. It will offer:
Mobile information and advice service to increase legitimate uptake of welfare benefits
Healthy eating initiative for health & social eating with enhanced access for people with mobility difficulties
Counselling for young adults providing ready & informal access to the service
Creative arts initiative for mental wellbeing through Outreach sessions in community settings
Physical activity project providing readily accessible, affordable, safe & effective opportunities for exercise

It was awarded almost 1,000,000 from the New Opportunities Fund to help local people over the next five years. The NOF distributes National Lottery money to health, education & environment projects across the UK.

19th May 2003