Welcome to Worthington Park in Sale

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A very warm welcome to the website of the Friends of Worthington Park in Sale.

We are a group established to work with Trafford Council, the local community and other partners to safeguard and improve the facilities in this local park.

We are proud to announce that, once again, the Park has retained the prestigeous Green Flag Award status.

We hope you find this site interesting and that you will visit often to find out what is happening in the Park. If you live locally, why not join us to help improve the Park. If you don’t want to get too involved, we would also welcome people who could help, even occasionally, at the events we organise in the Park e.g. help with erecting gazebos, staffing stalls etc.
Please email volunteer@worthingtonpark.org.uk with your contact details if you are willing to join our database of helpers.

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AN APPEAL FOR HELP FROM DAVID WALMSLEY

I have volunteered to help a local G.P. who is launching a project to set up walking groups based on 16 G.P. surgeries in Trafford. These walking groups are aimed at leading groups of people who are relatively inactive or have a medical condition such as Type 2 diabetes. Typically, such walks take place once a week, are local, last for about an hour and are tailored to the needs of the walkers.

We are looking to recruit and train a number of volunteers who might consider leading such walks, or in supporting the leaders with guidance.

In the first instance I am looking for people who might be interested to come to an initial, no- obligation, free training session led by Walking for Health – a national charity which can accredit leaders for these types of walks. This is on Tuesday 10th October at Sale Sports Club, Dane Road, Sale, M33 2DE. Tea and coffee and a light lunch will be provided free of charge. Participants will arrive at 9.45 and the training will finish at 4 p.m. at the latest.

Promoting exercise is the best way to combat a number of diseases and conditions – and to keep people active mentally and physically. Being involved in something like this would be of massive benefit to individual lives and to society.

Let me know if you can spare a day on October 10th to find out more and take no-obligation step towards possible active engagement or if you are interested but cannot attend on this date.

dwalmsley@uk2.net

Friends Group volunteers working in the Park

Volunteers from the Friends Group worked with Dave Rome and One Trafford staff to plant out the Sunken Garden with new plants purchased by the Friends Group.

From left to right: Moira Reid, Dave Rome, Magdalen Donlan, lady who donated a bench, Margery Mooney and Cllr Jane Baugh.

As above but with Cllr Barry Brotherton in plac eof Cllr Jane Baugh.

Susan Craig and Moira Reid.