A new social walking project, led by Diversity House to get people more involved with their community is launching in Kemsley, Sittingbourne after receiving funding from People’s Health Trust.
People’s Health Trust has invested £15,758 in The Heart of Kemsley – using money raised by HealthWhole through The Health Lottery.
This social walking programme aims to build positive relationships between people of different ages and backgrounds across the neighbourhood.
People can choose to take part in either a leisurely stroll or speed walking which both last an hour and take place twice a week. Along the route the group will map historical trails.
The walks will be designed and led by members themselves and throughout the year there will also be social events such as picnics.
Christine Locke, Chairperson of Diversity House, said: “We believe that through this social walking programme we will be able to increase social integration and engagement among the people in Kemsley and influence them to adopt an active lifestyle”.
John Hume, Chief Executive of People’s Health Trust, said: “It’s great that the community is at the heart of this project with members leading and designing the walks.
“As the project progresses, it will be fantastic to see group members creating even stronger links with their community.”
For more information or to get involved contact Jessica Finn on 01795 420455, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For media enquiries about People’s Health Trust and Active Communities, please contact Anna Mauremootoo – 020 7697 4017 email@example.com
Notes for editors:
People’s Health Trust is an independent charity investing in local communities to help create a society without health inequalities. It works closely with each Community Interest Company, distributing grants. http://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk
HealthWhole is a Community Interest Company committed to prioritising and raising money for health inequalities in Kent and Medway. www.HealthWholeCIC.org.uk
The Health Lottery is operated for and on behalf of 51 Community Interest Companies across England, Scotland and Wales, all holding society lottery licenses granted by the Gambling Commission. www.healthlottery.co.uk
Diversity House is a charitable organisation providing both community and prison-based services for diverse communities across Kent. The charity aims to promote community integration, re-integration, social inclusion and cohesion within the Swale and Kent communities. It is our belief that individuals, regardless of their race, ethnicity, age, gender etcetera, should be treated with dignity, respect and adequate opportunities to access services within the community. www.diversityhouse.org.uk