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Get Fit Volunteers wanted for Williamson Park

Author: 
John Freeman
Lancaster City Council is looking for volunteers with green fingers to take part in a new health and fitness project that is being developed for Williamson Park by the council and the University of Cumbria.

The volunteers will be tasked with physical activities in the park that will improve their health and also give them the opportunity to meet new friends, as part of a project that will also improve the landscape of the park. It could involve clearing an area in Fenham Carr or working on a joint project with the Forestry Commission.

Students from the Sports Studies degree programme at the University of Cumbria are planning the project,  which starts later this year (date to be confirmed), with assistance from Lancaster City Council staff at Williamson Park.

The project volunteers will need to be available to attend sessions every Thursday for ten weeks.

The students will benefit from gaining experience from planning the sessions, creating risk assessments and work programmes with guidance from experienced park staff. This work will be officially assessed by the university and will contribute to the student’s degree.

• Anyone interested in volunteering for this brand new project should contact Williamson Park on 01524 33318 or by sending an email to williamsonpark@lancaster.gov.uk
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