Our Projects

Green Hearts

Green Hearts is an exciting new project we deliver in Walthamstow to improve the lives of the local community by providing access to Douglas Eyre Sports Centre, Coppermill Lane for informal walking, jogging and running. We want to provide local people with the opportunity to exercise on their own terms in a safe and quiet green space in order to improve their physical and mental health. Playing fields are traditionally used by sports club members for organised matches but this project has opened up the playing field to the whole community and encouraged them to exercise on a regular basis.

A mile-long Green Hearts path has been marked out with quarter mile posts around the perimeter of the field so that participants can track the distance they have travelled and monitor their own improvement. The playing field is open each day during daylight hours for participants to use the path. It is FREE to take part and all abilities are welcome. Participants can exercise at their own pace, at a time that suits them and no special equipment or clothing is required. There is a Green Hearts information board inside the main gate which gives further details about the path and how you can use it. 

Our weekly Welcome sessions led by our Green Hearts Activator John Harkin are a great way to help you get started and your build confidence to be active more regularly. The next session will take place on Saturday 20th January from 9.00-10.00am. There is no need to pre-register, you can just drop in and speak to John on the day. 

Alternatively, if you would prefer to use the path at another time, then you can download the registration form from the right hand panel or collect one from the centre reception and return it in the Green Hearts postbox by the entrance door. John will contact you and arrange to hand over our Welcome Pack and Green Hearts armband before you set off on your first mile.

If you want to know more about the project then you can download the Information Sheet in the right hand panel or email us: greenhearts@lpff.org.uk

All participants can log their monthly Green Hearts miles here so that we can report back to our funders St James Street Big Local about the impact of their grant.