CaRT starts 'get fit' scheme

Published: Wednesday, 23 October 2019

THE Canal & River Trust is promoting 'get fit' for people over 55 years of age.

The new project is encouraging people over 55 to 'get active and healthy while enjoying the waterways' at various hubs on the waterways, Alan Tilbury reports.

National Lottery

This is in the form of an 'Active Waterways' scheme, backed by £222,000 of National Lottery funding from Sport England and in partnership with Active Cheshire.

CaRT project leaders Anika Neill and Emma Hicks will be working over the next 21 months to recruit new Active Waterway volunteers to get involved with supporting and initiating activities.

Six locations

This will comprise of a range of 'health and wellbeing' events and groups in the six hub locations of Northwich, Ellesmere Port, Middlewich, Macclesfield, Congleton and Audlem.

The project will also reach out to existing community groups to increase their activity levels.

Anika Neill, Active Waterways Project Manager, enthused:

“This is a wonderful chance for us to provide new health and fitness opportunities for older people in Cheshire.  We know our canals already offer great ways to enjoy the big outdoors for walkers, boaters, joggers, anglers, cyclists and paddleboarders."