To mark National Walking Day last month, almost 50 participants from the Causeway Coast & Glens Macmillan Move More group and the Macmillan Derry & Strabane Move More group walked the coastal path at Portballintrae in the sunshine, to recognise the fantastic benefits that walking can bring to your health and well-being.
Causeway Coast and Glens Macmillan Move More Co-Ordinator, Catherine King commented, “We organised this event along with the Derry & Strabane Move More class to celebrate National Walking Day as walking is the easiest way to be the healthiest version of you. Studies have shown that walking for thirty to sixty minutes per day brings excellent benefits for both your body and your mental health.
The Macmillan Move More programme is designed to ensure that everyone living with and beyond cancer is enabled to choose to become and stay physically active and walking is an integral activity for my Move More participants. It was great to get together and celebrate the brilliant benefits of walking and have a bit of craic along the way. We finished the day in Portballintrae Village Hall with refreshments by Food and Froth in Ballymoney which was a great end to a brilliant event.”
Also on the day, Macmillan Move More participant Maggie Brown, who attends the Causeway Coast & Glens group presented a cheque to Macmillan’s Move More scheme in Northern Ireland for £850. A collection on the day also raised a fantastic £125.
Maggie commented, “The money is a donation to Macmillan Move More from myself and my family. Move More has really helped to get me up and moving again, I really enjoy the walks and chatting to everyone in the group as you walk is great. The support from Move More Co-ordinator Catherine has helped motivate me to keep active and the group walks and exercise class are the reason I feel much fitter.”
If you would like to join the Causeway Coast & Glens Macmillan Move More class, contact Co-Ordinator, Catherine King. Telephone: 028 27660210. Mobile: 07597 399766. Email: [email protected]
Further information and support can also be found on the Macmillan website www.macmillan.org.uk