New Walking Group for Wollondilly

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The community of Wollondilly Shire now has a new walking group, Warragamba Walkers, which formed last month.

The local group meets every Monday and Thursday night from 6:00pm to 7:00pm at Warragamba Sports Ground.

Everyone of all ages and abilities is welcome to join the group, where they can choose to walk for 15 minutes, 30 minutes or for the full hour.

They came together for the first time on the 4th of November, with the aim of its members to stay fit and healthy in the company of friends and have fun.

“Our motivation to start the Warragamba Walkers came through consultations and chats we had with the local community and different groups. We felt it was important to do something healthy together where we could help each other and enjoy ourselves” said Lee Hodder, Group Organiser.

The team of walkers currently has 14 members, with numbers growing each week.

Their walking route follows the athletics oval at the Sports Ground; however, the option is there for members to provide ideas for future areas.

“It’s important to have groups like this as it includes all the community of all ages, abilities and health levels, whilst creating sustainable connections and allowing for participation and ownership. Over the past weeks that it has been running, members are talking and listening to one another while walking, motivating one another, asking how their day has been and meeting new friends. They’re smiling when they finish walking, which is fantastic” delighted Lee.

“We hope the Warragamba Walkers grows in numbers where we are a community facilitated group that everyone wants to be a part of” ended Lee.

They also have their own t-shirts, which are available for $25 each. $5 from the sale of each t-shirt is donated to the Warragamba Silverdale Neighbourhood Centre, which goes back into the community.

For information about the group, search ‘Warragamba Walkers’ on Facebook.

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