Groups of women descend on The Common as part of campaign to promote exercise

PUBLISHED: 12:16 28 July 2017

The women get ready to for their walk around Audley End House. Picture: JOYCE HARPER

The women get ready to for their walk around Audley End House. Picture: JOYCE HARPER

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More than 100 women met on The Common, in Saffron Walden, earlier this summer to take part in a sports event aimed at encouraging girls and women to get exercising.

The women taking part in the This Girl Can Essex event. Picture: JOYCE HARPERThe women taking part in the This Girl Can Essex event. Picture: JOYCE HARPER

The day was part of a national campaign called This Girl Can, and it has a number of ambassadors in Saffron Walden as part of This Girl Can Essex.

The group headed off on a five-kilometre walk around Audley End House and finished with a stretch back at The Common.

The day – Walden Women Walking - was organised by one of its ambassadors, Joyce Harper, who is an academic working at the Institute for Women’s Health at University College London.

The women taking part also heard about the number of sports facilities available in Saffron Walden, including a judo club, hotpod yoga, boxing, and cricket club.

The ambassadors in the town hope to hold a larger event next year as part of the Great Get Together weekend, with taster sessions from local sports teachers.

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