Get Telford Walking – May 19th

The Telford T50 50 Mile Trail consortium, working with Health and Well Being of Telford and Wrekin Council , have organised a day when they aim to get as many people in Telford walking. There will be walks from each doctor’s surgery at 10.00 am and from each surgery to Telford Town Park using the T50 50 mile Trail. See https://www.telfordt5050miletrail.org.uk/get-telford-walking

Several of our leaders will be leading groups.

Denso present a defibrillator to us

Our Chair received a defibrillator from DENSO for installation at one of the places where our walks start. DENSO have purchased a number of these valuable devices to give to local community groups because they recently had a member of their own staff collapse and their First Aiders used one of these device to save their colleagues life. The team that came to the aid of the DENSO employee are shown in the photo.

Wrekin News

The January Wrekin News carries a full page about our scheme. We have already had at least 2 new walkers because of it. Thank you Wrekin News.

New email list sign-up form

We are changing to Mailchimp for the Walk Leaders email list.  At the same time we are building a new list for walkers and anyone else interested in our activities.  There won’t be much traffic on this list but we will use it to publicise new walks and any meetings we think might be of interest.   The  sign-up form is here.

 

AGM Report

Good AGM yesterday . We reluctantly said goodbye to Celia as coordinator, but we will still see her on walks. We said hello to Lynne as coordinator. If anyone can fill Celia’s shoes it will be Lynne. The committee had already decided to award the Alf Clewes shield to Lynne and Chas jointly before she volunteered. We presented Walk Leader Certificates to a record number of new leaders. Guest speaker John Box gave an interesting presentation on Telford: The Forest City at 50.  Then we celebrated Telford at 50 and us at 5 as a volunteer led scheme with cake.

Sunday Morning walk – Madeley

Are you busy all week and unable to join one of our walks. We do have a walk on a Sunday morning at 10.30am. It starts at the back of Tesco’s car park ( the walk leaders have Hi Viz vests on, so easy to spot) all you need to do is come along about 10.20am, wear sensible shoes e.g. trainers or walk boots and go for a gentle walk, working up an appetite for Sunday Lunch! John and Harry will be happy to meet you.