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St John Ambulance’s youth leaders play a crucial part in the development of hundreds of young people in Wiltshire – broadening their horizons and helping them to realise their full potential.

We need volunteers to help with our youth work in Chippenham. All we ask is approximately twelve hours a month of your time.

You need to be passionate about youth work, committed, keen to make a positive difference for young people and willing to learn new skills.

For more information contact Bobby McKeown on 01380 738219.

Many thanks
Helen Pearson, County PRO
St John Ambulance Wiltshire, Beacon Business Centre, Hopton Estate, Devizes SN10 2EY
T 01380 738917
F 01380 720557
There’s no doubt about it, walking is good for you. It’s good for your heart, it’s good for your lungs, it’s good for the muscle and bone growth of your children and it’s good for your feeling of wellbeing!

Strong scientific evidence now supports the many benefits to health of regular walking – it is recommended that we take at least 10,000 steps a day.

Studies show that walking can:
• Reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke
• Lower blood pressure
• Reduce high cholesterol
• Reduce body fat
• Enhance mental well being

Walking offers a great way to help kids get the active habit. If parents express excitement about the prospect of a walk in the countryside, they are more likely to transmit this feeling to their children. It’s important to treat the walk as an exploration or adventure and to go at the child’s pace, no matter how often they want to stop and look at things; take treats to eat and plenty to drink; and head for some landmark that will appeal to them such as a castle, a playground, an ice cream van or a boating pond. If children experience walking as part of a fun activity they are more likely to want to go again.

So, how do you find out what is on offer? John Harris, a keen walker, got fed up with the lack of information on walks that were going on in the County. So, he decided that if he couldn’t find what he was looking for – he had better create it!

Make it your New Years Resolution
to get out & get fit!

Forget expensive, boring gyms and get fit by going for a walk. Our 14 beautiful dog walks in North Wiltshire have been specially written for dogs by Tara's Trails and will be ideal for helping you keep to your new years resolution.

Tara is a young Collie cross who loves her walks in the Wiltshire countryside of which there are lots to be discovered within a short distance of the Swindon town. Tara was rescued from the Diana Brimblecombe Animal Rescue Centre.

Tara's Trails was started when we found it almost impossible to find walks in and around Swindon that weren't half day or whole day treks. We are building up a website of short walks that can be completed in about 2 hours and less than 3.5 miles. So don't worry if you are not a rambler these walks should be suitable for that Sunday afternoon stroll.

All the trail pages include an illustrated map and a link to showing you the exact start point. Our illustrated maps are only a guide and you may want to use an Ordnance Survey Explorer series map and a compass. Another useful feature of trail page is the centre point OS map reference and a link through to the Ordnance Survey Get-a-map service where you can print a small section of the map free of charge!

Visit for more information.

Haydn's Creation

Calne Choral presents Haydn's Creation conducted by Philip Springate with soloists Mary Pope (Soprano) Richard Frewer (Tenor) & Paul Fletcher (Bass) Saturday 4th April at 7:30pm St Marys School Calne. Tickets £10 from members of Calne Choral or on the door. Children & full-time students - free admission.

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