Just 15 minutes of walking a day can help improve health and wellbeing. Fact. So there surely can’t a better way of getting fitter and healthier than a brisk walk around Coachwood Green and Woodlands?
Well, the good news is that it’s about to get better as we plan to create a trim trail right here on the existing lower walkway.
Friends of Woodlands and Coachwood Green has bagged a share of £10,000 from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative, a share of a £11.5million carrier bag charge fund
The supermarket teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative, which saw grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to environmental and greenspace projects.
Eight million shoppers voted in stores up and down the country. The Friends of Woodlands and Coachwood Green has been awarded the money to set up an outdoor fitness trail on the reclaimed pit heap of the former Shireoaks colliery.
The trail will include simple pieces of equipment that can be used in various ways to develop physical activity and fitness. It’s sure to make a walk or jog just that little more interesting too as you stop to try out hurdles, parallel bars and ladder walk and have a go at chin ups, press ups, sit ups and arm stretches.
But we need your help to finish the plans and extend the basic trail. We’re looking for companies to additional equipment. If you have a business and are interested in learning more then please get in touch. Maybe this has sparked your interest and you think your boss may be interested in having the company logo splashed around the village then do let them know.
Active recreation plays a big part in improving health, wellbeing and quality of life. Companies supporting our plans will not only be making a positive difference to the local community and helping develop better healthy lifestyles but improving the environment too.
We look forward to hearing from you!