Green Gym launches in Milton Keynes

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TCV, the community volunteering charity has launched the Green Gym in Milton Keynes in partnership with intu and MK Council.

TVC have spent the past decade working with intu to restore and enhance green spaces up and down the country through the Green Gym initiative.

Green Gyms offer volunteers the opportunity to take part in practical nature conservation sessions whilst improving their health and wellbeing.

Volunteers can participate in a wide range of tasks which could include managing woodland, food growing, creating wildflower gardens and wildlife ponds, planting trees, making pathways and so much more.

Each Session will run for three hours, allowing you to do as much or as little as you like. At the beginning of each session and at the end everyone does a few minutes of gentle exercise to warm up and cool down, in preparation for a range of activities to suit all abilities. And there’s a sociable tea break in the middle of every session.

Ben Hammond, TCV operational leader said: “We will be enhancing four local green spaces, whilst improving our wellbeing. The great thing about the Green Gym is that participants not only benefit from better mental health and wellbeing, but the community ends up with a better outdoor space for everyone to enjoy. This scheme will really help to create a healthier and happier community for everyone and we can’t wait to get started!”

The sessions run every Tuesday between 10.45am and 2pm.

For more information email Emma.Eteen@tcv.org.uk

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