Get your walking shoes on, says Mayor

May is National Walking Month and for Catherine King, Macmillan Move More Coordinator in Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, it’s an important opportunity to remind people of the benefits of walking for emotional and physical wellbeing.

Friday, 14th May 2021, 4:32 pm

Catherine says: “As Macmillan Move More Coordinator for Causeway Coast and Glens ,I support people living with cancer to get active and stay active. We know that physical activity is safe during and after most types of cancer treatment, and I encourage people to find an activity they enjoy, that fits in with their lifestyle, and will support their mobility, flexibility, and emotional wellbeing.”

As Covid restrictions continue to ease, Catherine’s Walking Groups have resumed and she was recently joined by the Mayor Alderman Mark Fielding, in Portrush for a stroll across the beautiful Whiterocks Beach.

Offering his support for the Move More initiative, the Mayor said: “I want to thank Catherine and her service users for welcoming me along to one of their recent walks which was a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Alderman Mark Fielding joins the Move More walking group at East Strand in Portrush with the Mayoress Mrs Phylllis Fielding, their grandson Tommy, Move More Co-ordinator Catherine King and participants Derek McDonald, Mary McDonald, Anne McWilliams, Margaret Ridley, Jayne Blair and Linda McCandless

“For those living with cancer, these groups are hugely beneficial for physical and mental health, allowing participants to enjoy social interaction and the joy of our outdoor spaces.

“The Move More scheme is making a positive difference and I was delighted to have this opportunity show my support and meet with some of those from the borough who are benefiting directly from its services.”

You don’t need much to take part – just a comfortable pair of shoes and the right clothes to keep warm and dry. To find out more call Catherine on 07597 399765 or email [email protected]