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LIVING SPORT’s Sportivate funds young people in Cambridgeshire to walk around the World
Being active is important for our well being. But what do you do if you don’t enjoy playing sport and you don’t fancy the gym and what do you do to stay active once you have left school?
By joining the Walk-around-
The first leg of their “Virtual World Tour” will take them through Europe, Iran, Pakistan, India, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia and into Singapore (9,583 km). From there they will walk through Indonesia, hop across to East Timor before walking across Australia. The third stage includes a dramatic journey island hoping across the Pacific before heading north through the Americas and back to the UK via Canada. Lets hope they all take a good pair of shoes with them.
A local company Aseptika based in Huntingdon has developed the website and a set of gadgets which feed information to it. Their aim is to empower groups of people of any age to help each other take more exercise, make better food choices and stay healthy. Already one group of 17 Huntingdon residents have embarked on this epic journey as a fun way of keeping healthy and staying well.
LIVING SPORT via Sport England’s Sportivate initiative is providing £35 funding each for 25 people who are between 14-25 towards the purchase of the Company’s activity monitor (the Buddy step counter) and its colourful accessories. The contribution from each participant will be just £4.95.
Sportivate is a £32 million Lottery programme that gives 14-25 year olds access to courses in a range of sports. The programme is aimed at those who are not currently choosing to take part in sport in their own time. A Key objective of Sportivate is that they support the participants to continue playing sport and being active once each six week course has finished. The Activ8rlives.com pilot is unusual in that the 25 participants may never meet each other, but will support and motivate each other on-line via the private and secure social network part of the Activ8rlives.com site. Each group member of the “expedition”
So if you see some determined looking young people striding through Huntingdon, give them some encouragement and a wave – they may be walking across a desert, swimming an ocean or navigating through a dense rainforest.
The scheme is open to everyone irrespective of ability or gender but you must be aged 14-25 and live in Cambridgeshire. For details call 01480 352 821, email us at walkaroundtheworld@
The use of the Activ8rlives.com site is free and is subscription-