Stepping out to boost your health - The Evesham Observer

Stepping out to boost your health

Evesham Editorial 27th Aug, 2018   0

EVESHAM residents are being invited to put their best foot forward and support a charity walk for a popular local cause.

A stroll around The Valley is on offer on Sunday, September 9 from 10.45am with registration from 10.30am to raise cash for Evesham Vale Cardiac Rehab.

The charity was set up eight years ago to serve those living in Evesham and surrounding towns and villages.

After starting life in the town’s Rowing Club, the charity is now based at Evesham Leisure Centre and will be the beneficiaries of the extended site to allow them to run classes, meetings, and other associated events.




At present, there are four classes a week serving discharged patients and those further advanced in recovery.

The charity has also launched their ‘Healthy Hearts’ GP referral programme aimed at those identified as being ‘at risk’ of heart disease.


In Wychavon, 18 percent of the population have a long term health issue, and 30 percent of adults are classified as inactive.

The Healthy Hearts programme is a preventative scheme aimed at keeping people out of hospital, and dying prematurely.

Evesham Vale Cardiac Rehab chairman Gerry O’Donnell said: “This year we will be walking through the riverside paths and fields of The Valley.  The walk will be guided, and all are welcome…including the family dog!

“We are raising funds towards the purchase of specialist  exercise bikes, which will be used in our new home at Evesham Leisure Centre extension. After walking, the coffee shops and retail outlets await the walkers.

“We want a record number this year.  So come along to the car park by the Railway Ticket office at 10.30am, and register.

Entry is £5 for adults and £2 for under 12s.

Visit www.evcr.org for more information and sponsorship forms.

 

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