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Volunteers needed to lead new buggy walks in South Gloucestershire

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Published: 16/02/2015

We are looking for volunteers to help lead regular buggy walks in areas including Staple Hill, Cadbury Heath, Downend and Hanham.

There is now a growing network of buggy walks throughout South Gloucestershire, with regular walks taking place in Yate, Kingswood, Emersons Green, Cheswick, Stoke Gifford, Filton and Patchway. We are currently developing new walks in Staple Hill, Cadbury Heath, Downend and Hanham, and we need more volunteers to become part of our team.

Volunteer walk leaders are crucial in the delivery of our buggy walks. The role is rewarding, fun, and can also help you get fitter and healthier at the same time. If you think you may have a few hours to spare each month as part of a team, then please get in touch with us via the contact details below.

To become a volunteer you will need to attend a training session (you are welcome to bring your baby along). When you are ready to lead your first walk, you will be fully supported until you feel ready to go it alone. The next training dates are 11 and 25 March, with future dates to be arranged.

Buggy walks generally set off from the same location at the same time, either weekly, twice monthly or monthly – it all depends on what the walk leaders can commit to. There are always two leaders present on each walk (a front and back marker), the walks are fully risk assessed and last between 45 minutes to an hour. There is also an opportunity for a cup of tea and a chat at the end.

If you are interested in becoming a walk leader, please contact Christina Wheeler, South Gloucestershire Council’s Walking For Health Project Worker – Maternal Health, by emailing, telephoning 01454 863951 or writing to:

South Gloucestershire Council
Department for Children, Adults and Health
Maternal Health
PO Box 1955
BS37 0DE

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