British Nordic Walking CIC
British Nordic Walking improves wellbeing for communities through this much-loved outdoor sport. It has now identified an opportunity with the charity Parkinson’s UK to use Nordic walking as therapy for people suffering with Parkinson’s disease. Research demonstrates that regular exercise can significantly improve the symptoms and rate of progression of Parkinson’s, however, there are very few sports suitable for sufferers. The unique combination of movements involved in Nordic walking make it an ideal solution, and small trials have led to very positive feedback. A grant from The Fore will fund a pilot ‘Nordic Walking Champions’ programme for Parkinson’s support groups in the East Midlands. This has the potential to develop a new model for potential partnerships with other charities.
Funding programme:Core Programme
Funding round:2018 Autumn
Location: Throughout the UK
Sector: Disability, Health and wellbeing, Sport