13th year of walk­ing group sim­ply lucky for some

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VOL­UN­TEER lead­ers of Buck­ing­hamshire’s Sim­ply Walk pro­gramme got a big civic ‘thank you’ from a coun­cil’s chair­man when they cel­e­brated their 13th an­niver­sary.

Bucks County Coun­cil chair­man Bill Chap­ple was the guest of hon­our when 62 lead­ers met on Fri­day, July 17 in the or­chard of Hugh­en­den Manor, High Wy­combe, for their an­nual pic­nic.

Guests had a choice of walks in the Manor grounds and woods, and re­turned to a cel­e­bra­tion cake.

The chair­man paid trib­ute to the ded­i­ca­tion and en­thu­si­asm of Sim­ply Walk’s 200 vol­un­teer lead­ers, who give a to­tal of 12,896 hours a year to the county coun­cil’s health walk scheme.

Mr Chap­ple said: “Help­ing peo­ple in these walk­ing groups gives them en­joy­ment, com­pan­ion­ship, and aids their fit­ness. It not only al­lows them to en­joy the walk, but also to share other in­ter­ests they have or have had, which keeps them

CEL­E­BRA­TION STROLL: A group of Sim­ply Walk lead­ers ar­rive for their 13th an­niver­sary pic­nic youth­ful in spirit.

“Well done to the or­gan­is­ers, vol­un­teers and par­tic­i­pants. Keep it up for another 13 years.”

The event was hosted by Hugh­en­den Manor, for the fifth year run­ning.

Sim­ply Walk has more than 60 walks, at­tract­ing nearly 500 walk­ers ev­ery week across Buck­ing­hamshire.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.buckscc.gov. uk/sim­ply­walk.

GUEST: Bucks County Coun­cil chair­man Bill Chap­ple Chap­ple, with mas­cot bear and cel­e­bra­tion cake, thanks Sim­ply Walk vol­un­teer lead­ers

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