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£4785 to help older Londoners stay active in lockdown

Published on 13 May 2020 04:04 PM

Age UK London has been awarded £4785 of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Community Emergency Fund towards its Park Walks campaign during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. The grant will allow Age UK London to maintain its Park Walks Campaign during the lockdown - through creating a range of online resources for older Londoners.

Park Walks is a partnership project, with Ramblers Walking for Health, London Sport, Diabetes UK, Escape Pain and British Lung Foundation, which supports inactive older Londoners to make and sustain lifestyle changes.

With the onset of Covid 19, we have had to review the way the campaign is delivered, the funding will enable us to create and promote a wide range of accessible online resources, which will:
• give inactive older Londoners the tools and confidence to stay fit and mobile in their own homes whilst they are self-isolating
• support the mental wellbeing of older Londoners with their focus on positivity and enjoying nature from the safety of your home

We will disseminate these resources widely to over 400 older people's organisations in the Capital as well as via our campaign partners' networks. This comparatively small amount of funding will therefore have a wide reach and significant impact on the health and wellbeing of older Londoners.

You can find our extensive list of resources here.