Final Week of Walkabout Underway

We’ve now completed Week 6 of our local lockdown fitness initiative and our participants have walked 1600km between them. We continue to use the initiative to raise awareness and funds for Mind in Herts; we’ve exceeded our initial £100 target and it would be great if we could hit £200 by the end of the initiative. Initially Week 6 was meant to be the final week, however we intend to continue for one more week which takes us up to March, at which point there is another walking initiative being organised jointly by Active Dacorum and the The Mayors Office; they’ve partnered to bring you a new challenge for the month of March – Walk Dacorum is a 154,800 step challenge (this number is the current population of Dacorum). To take part they are asking for a minimum donation of £5; all proceeds will be donated to the Mayors chosen charity, the Daisy Cave Foundation. The charity provides grants to disabled young children age 0-25 years to pay for anything needed to make them independent. Click here for more information on the Walk Dacorum challenge. We hope that Community Walkabout participants have enjoyed our Lockdown walking challenge and are encouraged to remain active, whether or not you go on to participate in other challenges like Walk Dacorum.

Week 5 progress.
Total progress.

At the start of Lockdown 3 we invited anyone (not just TSC Members or Hemel FC fans) to participate in a walking challenge during lockdown, commencing Monday 11th January 2021. This is part of our commitment to get the people of Hemel Hempstead active; this is a simple challenge that will hopefully encourage people to use the opportunity of daily outdoor exercise in a safe and fun way and compare their achievements with others. Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier.

The Prime Minister has announced new restrictions, bringing England into it’s third national lockdown. As part of the new guidelines, you are allowed to exercise outdoors with one other person outside of their household, although this should be limited to once a day and performed locally. We don’t encourage anyone to make unessential trips or lengthy jaunts, the focus should be regular (preferably daily) walks within your locale; even a brisk 10-minute walk has lots of health benefits and counts towards your recommended 150 minutes of weekly exercise. The NHS “Walking for Health” website has advice and guidance for walking.

Outdoor spaces where you’re allowed to exercise include neighbourhood streets, parks and the countryside, public gardens and grounds (whether or not you pay to enter them), allotments and outdoor playgrounds. You don’t have to wear a face covering when exercising outdoors. There is not a time limit on how long your exercise should be, so technically you can walk any distance. However, bear in mind that the guidance states that excursions should be limited to once a day. The new rules state that you can only meet up outdoors with one other person from another household, or your support bubble.  When around other people, the advice says you should stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household/support bubble.

IN TO THE SIXTH WEEK OF WALKABOUT

We’re now up to Week 6 of our local lockdown fitness initiative; initially this stage was meant to be the final week, however we will liaise with the participants next weekend and decide together whether or not to keep going. Our participants have now exceeded 1330km between them, equivalent of a journey to Iceland. We continue to use the initiative to raise awareness and funds for Mind in Herts and applications to participate in our walkabouts will remain open throughout the duration of lockdown, so anyone can join in at any time.

Community Walkabout is a free and easy way to: Get fresh air and exercise; Compare your progress with others; Encourage others to get active. Plus we’re aiming to raise funds for Mind in Herts. Hertfordshire Mind Network delivers essential mental health support in Hertfordshire, providing a diverse range of services from seven Wellbeing Centres and other venues across all ten districts of the county.

Week 5 progress.
Total progress.

At the start of Lockdown 3 we invited anyone (not just TSC Members or Hemel FC fans) to participate in a walking challenge during lockdown, commencing Monday 11th January 2021. This is part of our commitment to get the people of Hemel Hempstead active; this is a simple challenge that will hopefully encourage people to use the opportunity of daily outdoor exercise in a safe and fun way and compare their achievements with others. Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier.

The Prime Minister has announced new restrictions, bringing England into it’s third national lockdown. As part of the new guidelines, you are allowed to exercise outdoors with one other person outside of their household, although this should be limited to once a day and performed locally. We don’t encourage anyone to make unessential trips or lengthy jaunts, the focus should be regular (preferably daily) walks within your locale; even a brisk 10-minute walk has lots of health benefits and counts towards your recommended 150 minutes of weekly exercise. The NHS “Walking for Health” website has advice and guidance for walking.

Outdoor spaces where you’re allowed to exercise include neighbourhood streets, parks and the countryside, public gardens and grounds (whether or not you pay to enter them), allotments and outdoor playgrounds. You don’t have to wear a face covering when exercising outdoors. There is not a time limit on how long your exercise should be, so technically you can walk any distance. However, bear in mind that the guidance states that excursions should be limited to once a day. The new rules state that you can only meet up outdoors with one other person from another household, or your support bubble.  When around other people, the advice says you should stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household/support bubble.

To participate in our challenge, you will need to complete an application form. You’ll be emailed a form every seven days and asked to submit your progress in distance, we’ll then chart everyone’s weekly and overall results and feature them on our website. If you’re relatively active at work or walk to/from work and don’t consider you need to take extra exercise, why not document your distances if you’ve got a tracking app and still participate.

WALKABOUT EXCEEDS 1000km

We’re now starting the fifth week of our local lockdown fitness initiative and our participants have now exceeded 1000km between them. We continue to use the initiative to raise awareness and funds for Mind in Herts and applications to participate in our walkabouts will remain open throughout the duration of lockdown, so anyone can join in at any time.

Community Walkabout is a free and easy way to: Get fresh air and exercise; Compare your progress with others; Encourage others to get active. Plus we’re aiming to raise funds for Mind in Herts. Hertfordshire Mind Network delivers essential mental health support in Hertfordshire, providing a diverse range of services from seven Wellbeing Centres and other venues across all ten districts of the county.

Week 4 progress.
Total progress.

At the start of Lockdown 3 we invited anyone (just TSC Members or Hemel FC fans) to participate in a walking challenge during lockdown, commencing Monday 11th January 2021. This is part of our commitment to get the people of Hemel Hempstead active; this is a simple challenge that will hopefully encourage people to use the opportunity of daily outdoor exercise in a safe and fun way and compare their achievements with others. Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier. You don’t have to be a beginner, if you’re already in the habit of walking for exercise, walking your dog, walking to work… it all counts!

The Prime Minister has announced new restrictions, bringing England into it’s third national lockdown. As part of the new guidelines, you are allowed to exercise outdoors with one other person outside of their household, although this should be limited to once a day and performed locally. We don’t encourage anyone to make unessential trips or lengthy jaunts, the focus should be regular (preferably daily) walks within your locale; even a brisk 10-minute walk has lots of health benefits and counts towards your recommended 150 minutes of weekly exercise. The NHS “Walking for Health” website has advice and guidance for walking.

Outdoor spaces where you’re allowed to exercise include neighbourhood streets, parks and the countryside, public gardens and grounds (whether or not you pay to enter them), allotments and outdoor playgrounds. You don’t have to wear a face covering when exercising outdoors. There is not a time limit on how long your exercise should be, so technically you can walk any distance. However, bear in mind that the guidance states that excursions should be limited to once a day. The new rules state that you can only meet up outdoors with one other person from another household, or your support bubble.  When around other people, the advice says you should stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household/support bubble.

To participate in our challenge, you will need to complete an application form. You’ll be emailed a form every seven days and asked to submit your progress in distance, we’ll then chart everyone’s weekly and overall results and feature them on our website. If you’re relatively active at work or walk to/from work and don’t consider you need to take extra exercise, why not document your distances if you’ve got a tracking app and still participate.

WALKABOUT ENTERS WEEK 4

We’ve completed the third week of our local lockdown fitness initiative and between our participants they’re now up to 790 kilometres between them so far, way past the equivalent journey of the horizontal width of the UK and fast approaching the equivalent of the UK’s Vertical Length. We’ve also passed a milestone in the funds we’re aiming to raise for Mind in Herts, hitting our original target of £100 on Sunday night. This is fantastic news; a big thank you to everyone who has contributed and especially Kevin and Phoebe Hammond who have donated after each of their weekly walks. Our donation will of course remain open for the duration of the initiative running throughout lockdown. Furthermore, applications to participate in our walkabouts will remain open throughout the duration of lockdown, so anyone can join in at any time.

Community Walkabout is a free and easy way to: Get fresh air and exercise; Compare your progress with others; Encourage others to get active. Plus we’re aiming to raise funds for Mind in Herts. Hertfordshire Mind Network delivers essential mental health support in Hertfordshire, providing a diverse range of services from seven Wellbeing Centres and other venues across all ten districts of the county.

Week 3 progress.
Total progress.

At the start of Lockdown 3 we invited anyone (just TSC Members or Hemel FC fans) to participate in a walking challenge during lockdown, commencing Monday 11th January 2021. This is part of our commitment to get the people of Hemel Hempstead active; this is a simple challenge that will hopefully encourage people to use the opportunity of daily outdoor exercise in a safe and fun way and compare their achievements with others. Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier. You don’t have to be a beginner, if you’re already in the habit of walking for exercise, walking your dog, walking to work… it all counts!

The Prime Minister has announced new restrictions, bringing England into it’s third national lockdown. As part of the new guidelines, you are allowed to exercise outdoors with one other person outside of their household, although this should be limited to once a day and performed locally. We don’t encourage anyone to make unessential trips or lengthy jaunts, the focus should be regular (preferably daily) walks within your locale; even a brisk 10-minute walk has lots of health benefits and counts towards your recommended 150 minutes of weekly exercise. The NHS “Walking for Health” website has advice and guidance for walking.

Outdoor spaces where you’re allowed to exercise include neighbourhood streets, parks and the countryside, public gardens and grounds (whether or not you pay to enter them), allotments and outdoor playgrounds. You don’t have to wear a face covering when exercising outdoors. There is not a time limit on how long your exercise should be, so technically you can walk any distance. However, bear in mind that the guidance states that excursions should be limited to once a day. The new rules state that you can only meet up outdoors with one other person from another household, or your support bubble.  When around other people, the advice says you should stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household/support bubble.

To participate in our challenge, you will need to complete an application form. You’ll be emailed a form every seven days and asked to submit your progress in distance, we’ll then chart everyone’s weekly and overall results and feature them on our website. If you’re relatively active at work or walk to/from work and don’t consider you need to take extra exercise, why not document your distances if you’ve got a tracking app and still participate.

WALKABOUT WEEK 3

We’ve completed the second week of our local lockdown fitness initiative and between our participants they’ve walked 530 kilometres between them so far; this is despite some awful weather conditions over the last week with only a couple of days without rain or snow, so well done to all involved! We’ve also raised £67 for Mind in Herts up to this point, thank you to everyone who has donated. Applications remain open throughout the duration of lockdown, so anyone can join in at any time.

Community Walkabout is a free and easy way to: Get fresh air and exercise; Compare your progress with others; Encourage others to get active. Plus we’re aiming to raise funds for Mind in Herts. Hertfordshire Mind Network delivers essential mental health support in Hertfordshire, providing a diverse range of services from seven Wellbeing Centres and other venues across all ten districts of the county.

Week 2 progress.
Total progress.

A couple of weeks ago we invited anyone (just TSC Members or Hemel FC fans) to participate in a walking challenge during lockdown, commencing Monday 11th January 2021 for six weeks. This is part of our commitment to get the people of Hemel Hempstead active; this is a simple challenge that will hopefully encourage people to use the opportunity of daily outdoor exercise in a safe and fun way and compare their achievements with others. Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier. You don’t have to be a beginner, if you’re already in the habit of walking for exercise, walking your dog, walking to work… it all counts!

The Prime Minister has announced new restrictions, bringing England into it’s third national lockdown. As part of the new guidelines, you are allowed to exercise outdoors with one other person outside of their household, although this should be limited to once a day and performed locally. We don’t encourage anyone to make unessential trips or lengthy jaunts, the focus should be regular (preferably daily) walks within your locale; even a brisk 10-minute walk has lots of health benefits and counts towards your recommended 150 minutes of weekly exercise. The NHS “Walking for Health” website has advice and guidance for walking.

Outdoor spaces where you’re allowed to exercise include neighbourhood streets, parks and the countryside, public gardens and grounds (whether or not you pay to enter them), allotments and outdoor playgrounds. You don’t have to wear a face covering when exercising outdoors. There is not a time limit on how long your exercise should be, so technically you can walk any distance. However, bear in mind that the guidance states that excursions should be limited to once a day. The new rules state that you can only meet up outdoors with one other person from another household, or your support bubble.  When around other people, the advice says you should stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household/support bubble.

To participate in our challenge, you will need to complete an application form. You’ll be emailed a form every seven days and asked to submit your progress in distance, we’ll then chart everyone’s weekly and overall results and feature them on our website. If you’re relatively active at work or walk to/from work and don’t consider you need to take extra exercise, why not document your distances if you’ve got a tracking app and still participate.

WALKABOUT WEEK 2

We’ve completed the first week of our local lockdown fitness initiative. Aside from our participants walking in excess of 250 kilometres between them so far, we’ve also raised £61 for Mind in Herts. We’re going to leave applications open throughout the duration of lockdown, so anyone can join in at any time.

Community Walkabout is a free and easy way to: Get fresh air and exercise; Compare your progress with others; Encourage others to get active. Plus we’re aiming to raise funds for Mind in Herts. Hertfordshire Mind Network delivers essential mental health support in Hertfordshire, providing a diverse range of services from seven Wellbeing Centres and other venues across all ten districts of the county.

Week 1 progress.

A couple of weeks ago we invited anyone (just TSC Members or Hemel FC fans) to participate in a walking challenge during lockdown, commencing Monday 11th January 2021 for six weeks. This is part of our commitment to get the people of Hemel Hempstead active; this is a simple challenge that will hopefully encourage people to use the opportunity of daily outdoor exercise in a safe and fun way and compare their achievements with others. Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier. You don’t have to be a beginner, if you’re already in the habit of walking for exercise, walking your dog, walking to work… it all counts!

The Prime Minister has announced new restrictions, bringing England into it’s third national lockdown. As part of the new guidelines, you are allowed to exercise outdoors with one other person outside of their household, although this should be limited to once a day and performed locally. We don’t encourage anyone to make unessential trips or lengthy jaunts, the focus should be regular (preferably daily) walks within your locale; even a brisk 10-minute walk has lots of health benefits and counts towards your recommended 150 minutes of weekly exercise. The NHS “Walking for Health” website has advice and guidance for walking.

Outdoor spaces where you’re allowed to exercise include neighbourhood streets, parks and the countryside, public gardens and grounds (whether or not you pay to enter them), allotments and outdoor playgrounds. You don’t have to wear a face covering when exercising outdoors. There is not a time limit on how long your exercise should be, so technically you can walk any distance. However, bear in mind that the guidance states that excursions should be limited to once a day. The new rules state that you can only meet up outdoors with one other person from another household, or your support bubble.  When around other people, the advice says you should stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household/support bubble.

To participate in our challenge, you will need to complete an application form. You’ll be emailed a form every seven days and asked to submit your progress in distance, we’ll then chart everyone’s weekly and overall results and feature them on our website. If you’re relatively active at work or walk to/from work and don’t consider you need to take extra exercise, why not document your distances if you’ve got a tracking app and still participate.

WALKABOUT IS UNDERWAY

Participants who registered for Community Walkabout were sent instructions on Sunday ahead of the initiative starting yesterday (Monday 11th January 2021). However it’s not too late to get involved, get active and enhance your physical and mental health during lockdown – even if you missed the registration date, we can still add new participants as long as you can track your walks this week ahead of next Sunday’s (17th Jan) first round of submissions. Community Walkabout is a free and easy way to: Get fresh air and exercise; Compare your progress with others; Encourage others to get active. Plus we’re aiming to raise funds for Mind in Herts. Hertfordshire Mind Network delivers essential mental health support in Hertfordshire, providing a diverse range of services from seven Wellbeing Centres and other venues across all ten districts of the county.

We’re inviting people (anyone, not just TSC Members or Hemel FC fans) to participate in a walking challenge during lockdown, commencing Monday 11th January 2021 for six weeks. This is part of our commitment to get the people of Hemel Hempstead active; this is a simple challenge that will hopefully encourage people to use the opportunity of daily outdoor exercise in a safe and fun way and compare their achievements with others. Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier. You don’t have to be a beginner, if you’re already in the habit of walking for exercise, walking your dog, walking to work… it all counts!

The Prime Minister has announced new restrictions, bringing England into it’s third national lockdown. As part of the new guidelines, you are allowed to exercise outdoors with one other person outside of their household, although this should be limited to once a day and performed locally. We don’t encourage anyone to make unessential trips or lengthy jaunts, the focus should be regular (preferably daily) walks within your locale; even a brisk 10-minute walk has lots of health benefits and counts towards your recommended 150 minutes of weekly exercise. The NHS “Walking for Health” website has advice and guidance for walking.

Outdoor spaces where you’re allowed to exercise include neighbourhood streets, parks and the countryside, public gardens and grounds (whether or not you pay to enter them), allotments and outdoor playgrounds. You don’t have to wear a face covering when exercising outdoors. There is not a time limit on how long your exercise should be, so technically you can walk any distance. However, bear in mind that the guidance states that excursions should be limited to once a day. The new rules state that you can only meet up outdoors with one other person from another household, or your support bubble.  When around other people, the advice says you should stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household/support bubble.

To participate in our challenge, you will need to complete an application form, you’ll need an activity tracking app on your phone/watch (you’ll need to submit a weekly photo or screenshot to verify your progress) and also shoes/trainers that are comfortable and provide adequate support. You’ll be emailed a form every seven days and asked to submit your progress in distance, we’ll then chart everyone’s weekly and overall results and feature them on our website. If you’re relatively active at work or walk to/from work and don’t consider you need to take extra exercise, why not document your distances if you’ve got a tracking app and still participate.

If you want to participate, please complete and submit the below form by midnight on Sunday 10th January, ready to start on Monday.

COMMUNITY WALKABOUT

The Tudors Supporters Club is inviting people (anyone, not just TSC Members or Hemel FC fans) to participate in a walking challenge during lockdown, commencing Monday 11th January 2021 for six weeks. This is part of our commitment to get the people of Hemel Hempstead active; this is a simple challenge that will hopefully encourage people to use the opportunity of daily outdoor exercise in a safe and fun way and compare their achievements with others. Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier. You don’t have to be a beginner, if you’re already in the habit of walking for exercise, walking your dog, walking to work… it all counts!

The Prime Minister has announced new restrictions, bringing England into it’s third national lockdown. As part of the new guidelines, you are allowed to exercise outdoors with one other person outside of their household, although this should be limited to once a day and performed locally. We don’t encourage anyone to make unessential trips or lengthy jaunts, the focus should be regular (preferably daily) walks within your locale; even a brisk 10-minute walk has lots of health benefits and counts towards your recommended 150 minutes of weekly exercise. The NHS “Walking for Health” website has advice and guidance for walking.

Outdoor spaces where you’re allowed to exercise include neighbourhood streets, parks and the countryside, public gardens and grounds (whether or not you pay to enter them), allotments and outdoor playgrounds. You don’t have to wear a face covering when exercising outdoors. There is not a time limit on how long your exercise should be, so technically you can walk any distance. However, bear in mind that the guidance states that excursions should be limited to once a day. The new rules state that you can only meet up outdoors with one other person from another household, or your support bubble.  When around other people, the advice says you should stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household/support bubble. 

To participate in our challenge, you will need to complete an application form, you’ll need an activity tracking app on your phone/watch (you’ll need to submit a weekly photo or screenshot to verify your progress) and also shoes/trainers that are comfortable and provide adequate support. You’ll be emailed a form every seven days and asked to submit your progress in distance, we’ll then chart everyone’s weekly and overall results and feature them on our website. If you’re relatively active at work or walk to/from work and don’t consider you need to take extra exercise, why not document your distances if you’ve got a tracking app and still participate.

If you want to participate, please complete and submit the below form by midnight on Sunday 10th January, ready to start on Monday.

£170 DONATED TO DENS

The Tudors Supporters Club has donated £170 to Dacorum homeless people charity DENS, after the funds were raised by “Community Kickabout” participants for the 21st December 2020 session. Even though the session was cancelled due to restrictions imposed the day before the session by Tier 4 measures, all participants were willing to still go ahead with donating their fees to DENS. A big thank you to everyone who donated.

We really appreciate your support of DENS and your thoughtfulness for those individuals who are most in need during these difficult times when demand on our services is higher than ever. Our Accommodation Services are currently supporting 95 people who would otherwise have nowhere to stay during the cold winter months. Each week this winter, our Day Centre will provide 29 one-to-one appointments to people in urgent need of help, and our Foodbank will support 121 people facing food poverty. Your kind donation will be vital in ensuring we can continue to meet this demand, and support the most vulnerable people in our community. With restrictions still in place, this will undoubtedly bring further issues and disruption to our services, so we really appreciate your help in ensuring we can meet our priorities and continue to support local people facing homelessness, poverty and social exclusion. Thank you once again for helping rebuild the lives of vulnerable local people. Your support is very much appreciated during these challenging times and in the weeks and months to come.

DENS Fundraising Team

CHRISTMAS KICKABOUT CANCELLED

Further to the government’s announcement on Saturday 19 December with regards to the introduction of Tier 4 areas and the latest information on COVID-19, The FA have issued the following update: Football for adult participants across ‘non-elite’ football in Tier 4 areas is not permitted, including all training and fixtures. Unfortunately, this means we have had to cancel the next Monday night Over 30’s football session scheduled for 21st December 2020. This is especially unfortunate as this festive session of our fitness initiative was going to raise money for DENS, the homeless charity for people in Dacorum. Our current aim is to resume as soon as possible once restrictions are lifted, and use that next session to raise money for DENS instead. Participants who paid for the upcoming Monday will receive an email offering them a refund or for their booking to be deferred to the next session. This session would have been our most attended yet, so we’re hopeful we can pick up where we leave off and resume with the same level of enthusiasm and popularity. Stay safe, have a good Christmas and see you in the new year ♥️⚽.