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The Family Mile
is coming to Medway!

The Mason Mile’s exciting initiative, The Family Mile, is coming to Medway!
The Family Mile is a completely free, fun activity, where families come together
to do ‘Their Mile, Their Way’!
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With milestone rewards included, The Family Mile is an enjoyable way for families to be active together without it feeling like a chore. Funded by Sport England Lottery, The Mason Mile is on a mission to help improve the wellbeing of people and families. They provide a friendly, safe environment for communities to just come along and walk with local neighbours, offering that first step to activity for people who may otherwise, feel exercise is not for them. As The Family Mile heads to Medway, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved, whether that is as an Ambassador or simply joining in the walks with your family!


The Family Mile are coordinating with local schools, councils, businesses and exercise groups to organise their 1-mile walks, to create a positive ripple effect across various areas in the South East. Due to the success of The Family Mile in Maidstone, they have secured further Sport England funding along with match funding from Golding Homes, Medway Council and Kent Association for the Blind to expand into other locations, including Thanet, Thamesmead, Southwark and Medway!


Excitingly, the mobilisation of The Family Mile in Medway has already begun in preparation for its launch in Spring next year. Their vibrant Facebook page is already live where you can find up to date event information, motivational posts and walking inspiration, and a place to share your thoughts with other Family Milers in the community. With the support of Medway Council, The Family Mile will bring a much-needed boost to people’s lives following the COVID-19 pandemic, helping people to improve their overall wellbeing and uniting both families and the community- just in time for the glorious Spring weather!


In anticipation for their Medway launch, The Family Mile will begin recruiting for Ambassadors in January. The Ambassadors will play a key role in helping to set up and deliver each mile in the Spring. This will involve volunteering a small amount of time each week to help lead walks/activities and help promote the Medway Family Mile. This could be an exciting venture for someone that enjoys walking and green spaces, that also is keen to help other members of the community enjoy the positive benefits of being active! Full Ambassador training will be provided in the first week of February, ensuring all Ambassadors have a role that best suits their own skills and time schedules.


As the world picks itself back up again following the pandemic, this could be a great opportunity help give your community something to look forward to. Not forgetting the chance to spend more time with your family and meet new people along the way!


So let’s get involved and help The Family Mile create a positive start for Medway in 2021!
 

e To sign up and join the FREE Family Mile Community, visit www.facebook.com/FamilyMileMedway. Click the ‘sign up’ button on the home page today, to start doing ‘Your Mile, Your Way’! If you want to go that extra mile and sign up to become an Ambassador, visit www.themasonmile.com/become-an-ambassador

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