11 Jun TOWN FOUNDATION’S ROUND THE WORLD CHALLENGE
The Huddersfield Town Foundation continues to benefit the local community, this time, through Mencap’s Round the World challenge.
Three sessions that link in with the challenge; multi-sport sessions, seated activity sessions and the walking group.
The #HTTV cameras went behind-the-scenes at the Walking Group, which strides to help bring the community together by doing low intensity exercise.
The Walking Group meets weekly, every Wednesday, at 11.30am at Greenhead Park and it helps people with learning disabilities to stay active alongside getting to meet new people.
The free walk will be for approximately an hour and will finish exactly where it started (the Café opposite the tennis courts), so there will be the chance for a cup of tea and a chat afterwards!
Town Foundation’s Disability Coordinator, Isaac Keighley, commented:
“It’s just a walk around the park with a big emphasis on the social side of it.
“One of the things I really like about the sessions is that it brings three-day centres together and then also there’s other people that come from the community.
“We try to create a lot of talking and interactions to help them create friendships and we’ve had quite a lot of success with that.”
One of the participants added:
“I’ve been coming to this walk for about eight months because I like the walk and doing the exercise.”
For more information please contact Isaac Keighley, via email on Isaac.firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 07741671067.