Inspirational stories

Here’s a lovely story about a man who describes himself as ‘only being 81’. He’s an inspiration to us all and shows that age doesn’t really matter if you wish to be active...
With an estimated 12,300 adults alcohol dependent in the county and around 350,000 still drinking at risky levels, Nathan, a recovering alcoholic, tells his story in the hope of helping others seek support. Click on the title to read more....
This is Robert Cornelis de Vries who is a committee member at two Essex Sheds and supervises shed sessions in Maldon and other parts of Essex. Click on the title to read more....
This is the story of Diane Pasfield who enjoys playing Walking Hockey in Braintree and has found that this gentle sport has helped her lose weight and improved her overall fitness without the strain on her aching joints. Click on the title to read more....
The Braintree Walking Netball club, which has been running for just over 2 and a half years, has seen its membership go from 8 people to just under 40 people. Click on the title to find out more. ...
Paula Evans was fast approaching her 50th birthday year and had wanted to lose weight and get fitter after having her children a good few years before.  So she decided to join a sports club that not only improved her fitness but also her general health and well-being in the form of social and volun...
Greg Tye, an employer at Braintree District Council, started running at his local parkrun two years ago and then went on to complete the London Marathon this year (2018) in just over 3 hours and 30 min...
For the last 15 years members of the Maldon and District U3A Bowling group have been meeting every week at Madison Heights, Maldon to chat, bowl and be active. ...

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