Do­ing the Nordic walk in Stock­ley Park

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AT THIS Sum­mer Cup­cake

Cost: hours Con­tact: Leena on 07842 750 224 or Sarah on 07401 028 558 See: www.col­lettscre­ work­shop-venues-and-book­ing­form

ES­TAB­LISHED by younger stroke sur­vivors, Dif­fer­ent Strokes is a na­tional char­ity which helps LEARN the cor­rect Nordic Walk­ing tech­nique and go on to en­joy a full fit­ness work­out in the open air.

It is easy to learn, and no pre­vi­ous ex­pe­ri­ence is nec­es­sary.

Nordic Walk­ing Poles are sup­plied for your four ses­sion course. Lo­ca­tions vary week on week to give you the chance to ex­plore the green spa­ces in and around the bor­ough.

Nordic Walk­ing com­bines aer­o­bic, strength­en­ing and con­di­tion­ing ex­er­cise, with the added bonus of open air and lessons are led by fully-qual­i­fied and li­censed in­struc­tor Penny Smith.

What? Learn To Nordic Walk Where? Stock­ley Park, Uxbridge, UB11 1AQ When? Sun­day, Au­gust 24. 9.30am-10.30am and ev­ery

stroke sur­vivors of work­ing age or younger to op­ti­mise their re­cov­ery by of­fer­ing ex­er­cise, sup­port, in­for­ma­tion and ad­vice.

Co-or­di­na­tor of the Lon­don West Ex­er­cise Group, which has been run­ning for four years, Vi­jay Rai said: “We wel­come all young (at heart) stroke sur­vivors liv­ing in Hilling­don.

“Af­ter you have had a stroke not only is your body left weaker, you week on Sun­day Cost: £25 for four ses­sions Con­tact: Penny Smith on 01895 420 409 or 07771 872 592 or email learn­ing­moves@hot­mail.

can also feel lonely and iso­lated. Join us and have fun while you in­crease your mo­bil­ity, bal­ance and co­or­di­na­tion.”

You will need to get a re­fer­ral form from Dif­fer­ent Strokes, take to your GP or phys­io­ther­a­pist and bring with you at the class.

What? Ex­er­cise group for young sur­vivors of stroke Where? Sports Cen­tre, Brunel Univer­sity, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, UB8 3PH When? Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 20. 10am-12pm and ev­ery week on Wed­nes­day Cost: £2 Con­tact: John or Vi­jay on 07741 302 190 and 07970 642 087 or email dif­fer­entstrokeslon­don­west@

THE eighth con­cert in the Ruis­lip and Har­row Mu­sic Fes­ti­val – which brings clas­si­cal con­certs to a wider au­di­ence and helps to show­case the tal­ent of lo­cal pro­fes­sional mu­si­cians.

The 2014 Sum­mer Fes­ti­val cul­mi­nates with a con­cert at St Martin’s Church Hall with ro­man­tic clas­sics per­formed by Ruis­lip pian­ist and Royal Col­lege of Mu­sic grad­u­ate Neil Cross­land.

De­light in the mu­sic of Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms, Schu­bert and Rach­mani­noff.

What? Ro­man­tic pi­ano 1 – Neil Cross­land pi­ano Where? St Martin’s Church Hall, East­cote Road, Ruis­lip, HA4 8DG When? Satur­day, Au­gust 23, 7.30-9.30pm Cost: £12 full price, £8 concs Con­tact: 01895 472 063, pay on the door or visit ruis­li­pand­har­row mu­sicfes­ti­

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