Our Projects

Green Hearts

Green Hearts is an exciting new project we are piloting in Walthamstow to improve the lives of the local community by providing access to Douglas Eyre Sports Centre 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 will open up the playing field to the whole community and encourage 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 from 9.00am - 5.00pm 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.

Our weekly led group sessions are a great way to help people get started and be active more regularly. The next session will take place on Sunday 19th November from 9.00-10.00am. There is no need to pre-register, participants can just drop in and speak to our Green Hearts Activator. 

Alternatively, if people prefer to use the path at another time, then they can collect registration forms from reception and collect a joining pack and armband.

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.