Health Day highlights

Health Day 2018

Can you help us to reach our target of walking 24,901 miles – the equivalent of the circumference of Earth?

Join in this Lancashire-wide campaign during Active West Lancs’ Health Day to see how many miles we can clock up together.

We will be encouraging as many people as possible to complete a mile – whether that’s walking, running, cycling, swimming, rowing, or any other way you can think of!

Special ‘Mile a Day’ events are being held across the whole of Lancashire on Friday 18th May, aiming to get as many people as possible completing one mile.  This will also include getting as many school children in Lancashire as possible completing a mile during their school day.

West Lancs activities on May 18th

  • Royal Mile – Come down and join us at Coronation Park, Ormskirk and do #yourmileyourway  around our Royal mile path  – walk, jog, hop, skip, cycle, cartwheel, scooter etc – however you want to get round – you decide!  We will be starting the mile at 1pm and  then join us for a well-earned traditional tea and scone/fairy cake after your mile! Unfortunately, Prince Harry and Megan are a little busy to join us but we can give them ‘cheers’ with our brews!
  • Line Dancing – we will be having an outdoor line dancing session by the Bandstand at Coronation Park, Ormskirk at 2pm. So come on over and join in the fun – no co-ordination needed!  Don’t forget to ‘pledge your mile’ as we will easily Line Dance the equivalent of a mile!
  • In addition, if you are going to Park Pool, Nye Bevan or Burscough Leisure Centre that day – jump on the equipment, swim in the pool etc and clock up a mile that day ( or over the course of the week!)

Remember, don’t let your hard work go unrecognised  – remember to PLEDGE YOUR MILE at www.yourmileyourway.co.uk

Let us know how you are doing your mile on May 18th!

Download the leaflet here.

Tai Chi

Come along to our new Tai Chi class! You will be introduced to an easy and effective Tai Chi form – proven to regulate blood insulin levels, improve balance, coordination, and well-being, and alleviate stress and anxiety.

Please wear comfortable clothing and flat-soled footwear (soft trainers); bring a bottle of water for the break.

Venue: Burscough Methodist Church Hall, Burscough, L40 0SG

Time: 11am-12pm

Day: Tuesdays

Limited spaces available – booking essential. Please ring 01695 555804

Line Dancing

You are invited to join a new Line Dancing class starting 17th April at Greenhill Hub, Beech Close , Skelmersdale WN8 8DL

It will run weekly – every Tuesday, 10am – 12pm

Free of charge, no booking required, open to all!

Feel better, get fitter and earn Skelmersdale Rewards

Calling all Skelmersdale residents – feel better, get fitter, earn rewards with a new app!

You can walk, bike or run to earn Skelmersdale Rewards then exchange these for high street vouchers or donate them to charities or local courses.

You can even use the app to win reward points for volunteering.

Download it today!

Supported by Well Skelmersdale, West Lancs CVS and Active West Lancs.

 

 

 

#YourMileYourWay

Run, walk, swim, scoot, amble, push the buggy – do a mile whichever way you want on Thursday 21st September!

Join in this Lancashire-wide campaign during Active West Lancs’ Health Week to see how many miles we can clock up together.

Log your mile afterwards at www.activewestlancs.org

Active West Lancs Health Week

Join us for a week of fun, free activities starting on September 18th!

Visit the community farm, stride out on a health walk, enjoy a healthy meal at the Junk Food café, join in the #YourMileYourWay, or choose an active sport to try.

Call the Active West Lancs office on 01695-555804 or email activewestlancs@westlancs.gov.uk and see the poster for full details.

Couch to 5K starting in Burscough

Active West Lancs is launching a new 12 week beginner running programme in Burcsough.  The Couch-to-5K group will meet every Monday and Wednesday starting on Monday 11th September 2017 at Lordsgate Primary School.

Make sure you register online BEFORE attending the first session at www.runtogether.co.uk

For more information, contact Active West Lancs on tel: 01695 555804 or email: activewestlancs@westlancs.gov.uk

 

Health Week 2017

Active West Lancs is organising a week of FREE, fun activities in September as part of a Lancashire-wide initiative.

Events will include:

Monday 18th – Active Eco

Open day at Burscough Community Farm, Meadow Lane, L40 4BB including hands-on harvesting (if you choose), craft activity and refreshments – 10am – 2pm

Tuesday 19th – Active Walks

Join us for some fresh air and well-earned refreshments afterwards!

  • Strollers – 3 mile walk – meet at 11am
  • Striders – 6-8mile walk – meet at 9.30am.

Both walks start from Beacon Country Park Visitor Centre, Upholland WN8 7RU

Wednesday 20th – Active Weight

Come over to Tanhouse Community Centre, Ennerdale, WN8 6AN and enjoy a healthy meal at ‘Junkyard Café’ and try out our ‘Smoothie bike’, blood pressure checks etc – 12 – 2pm.

Thursday 21st – Active Mile

#yourmileyourway – join in our Lancashire-wide campaign to see how many miles we can collectively clock-up eg walking, running, rowing, pram, cycling, swimming etc and don’t forget to record your mile afterwards at www.activewestlancs.org.  We’d love you to send us some selfies of your mile!

Friday 22nd – Active Leisure

9am – 12pm Come along and try out a range of activities including; indoor bowls, badminton, squash, table tennis, virtual spin, body conditioning and walking football. Join us for refreshments and leisure quiz at 12pm. Venue – Burscough Racquets & Fitness Club, Bobby Langton Way, L40 0SD

All activities are free of charge and open to residents of West Lancs.

Show What You Grow 2017 – celebration of school gardening

A blooming good time was had by all when primary schools from across West Lancs gathered to celebrate their school gardening achievements. 70 children from 8 West Lancs schools came to this year’s Show What You Grow festival of school gardening held at West Lancs College on July 12th. The children brought school grown produce, homemade scarecrows and magnificent displays of drawings, paintings and photos of their gardening work to the event.

The event was organised by the Community Food Growing Project of West Lancs CVS (as part of the Active West Lancs programme) in conjunction with West Lancs Allotment Federation and West Lancashire College, and was funded by Upholland Tawd Vale Lions.

For a full report and photos of the day, go to: www.wlcvs.org/show-what-you-grow-school-celebration/