Motivating more than 200 individuals to take a step towards healthier and more active lifestyle, MOVE Week 2017 in East Herts at Panshanger Park was driven by the idea that sport is essentially playing.
Michal Siewniak, Community Development Manager for CVS Broxbourne and East Herts and the Vice – Chairman of Active East Herts summarised the MOVE Week 2017 and said: “MOVE Week this year has been a tremendous success – by providing a variety of activities, we were able to encourage people to try out something new and different.”
— Michal Siewniak (@MSiewniak) June 4, 2017
“MOVE Week 2017 created an environment which helps to break down barriers, tackle social inclusion and improves community relations. Our event helped to create to create sustainable element to volunteering and sport participation,” he added.
The aim for MOVE Week 2017 was to run a mass participation event and broaden the range of activities on offer. Their event “Get Moving at Panshanger Park” took place on Sunday, 4th June and provided a fantastic platform to engage people and communities of all ages and abilities.
Activities such as health walks, football, dodgeball, Tai Chi and an obstacle course plus art and craft activities provided a chance for children and their parents to play and together, demonstrated how sport and being outside can help bridge the generation gap.
— Samoutdoors (@samoutdoors) June 4, 2017
Jennifer Gilbert, Panshanger Park People & Wildlife Officer said: “We were very pleased to be involved with Active East Herts and deliver this event at Panshanger Park as part of this year’s MOVE Week. It was a great opportunity to bring new people into the park and was fantastic to see so many people, children and adults alike, having a great time playing sports and having a go at our obstacle course. We hope we will be able to host MOVE Week at Panshanger Park again in the future!”
All the activities were free of charge. MOVE Week has helped the local community to develop and maintain fruitful relationships with existing sports clubs and agencies as well as include new organisations as partners.
MOVE Week 2017 in East Herts was driven by Active East Herts alongside Tarmac and Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust at Panshanger Park, and supported by other organisations including CVS Broxbourne and East Herts, East Herts District Council, CHILD UK, Panshanger park run and Herts Sports Partnership.
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