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Walking Cricket Highlight on ITV

Published on 08 July 2019 11:47 AM

Age UK East Sussex is delighted that one of our projects, Walking Cricket, has been the subject of media interest.

On Friday 5th July ITV visited the project at Bexhill Leisure Centre and broadcast a news item -  https://www.itv.com/news/meridian/2019-07-05/cricket-for-pensioners-at-a-walking-pace/

Project volunteer, Trevor Stanley, who has lead this project for more than a year, said “Walking cricket has become a very popular and successful session and we’ve just started a second session on a Wednesday afternoon to meet this growing interest. It’s great fun and all our members enjoy playing a bit of cricket and having a cup of tea and a chat afterwards. Hopefully this bit of excellent publicity will help recruit more members and some funding to keep us going.” 

Project manager, Charles Sheldon commented “Age UK East Sussex started up Walking Football a few years ago and Walking Cricket emerged from that, mainly thanks to Trevor’s enthusiasm and commitment. Our volunteers have always been a vital part of our service delivery. It is really rewarding to see both versions becoming so popular with local older people. The health benefits are very high with these types of exercise and many members are referred by their local GPs either to increase activity or as a way to recover after an injury or operation. The social side has also been very popular. Many members report how much they look forward to the sessions and have made new friends through it.”

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