Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Volunteers, staff and patients put on their walking shoes for a sunny stroll in Cassiobury Park on Wednesday (21st May).

As part of National Walking Month, the Hospice linked up with Countryside Management Service who have been promoting the benefits of exercise.

Walkers of all levels have been getting outdoors, getting active and joining a series of planned walks throughout Hertfordshire.

Taking advantage of joining a regular Wednesday stroll,  a group of walkers from the Hospice paced through the park for sixty minutes thoroughly enjoying the sunshine and stress reducing social exercise. A friendly cuppa at the Cha Cha Cha tea room was all part of the event.

Peace Hospice Care physiotherapist Marie-Jeanne Chitnis joined the walk and encouraged more people to boost their health by getting active.

'The benefits of walking are more than physical,' she said.  'I encourage patients at the Hospice to be more active and today I also invited volunteers to enjoy the benefits of walking together. This is the second of our walks at the Hospice and we have had a great time in the park together.'

For details on future walks that are being organised for Hospice Volunteers and Day Services Patients call Marie Jeanne on  01923 330330.

For a timetable of Countryside Management Service Walks and Hertfordshire Health Walks visit

www.hertfordshirehealthwalks.org