Making Walkers Happy

Jillian Woolmer
City of Cockburn

Somebody loves you - was the comment as I was handed an envelope with a pair of socks and a certificate of appreciation from the National Heart Foundation and Volunteering Australia for National Volunteer Week 21-27 May 2018.

The words on the certificate are simple - Give a little. Change a lot. Certificate of Appreciation Thank You - your volunteering is helping to make Australia a better place. The words on the socks are even better. I will walk today (with tomorrow - crossed out)!

I appreciated the certificate and socks I received for setting up the walking group and they arrived just at the right time. We had not been walking so often as it had been raining. I will wear the socks and they will prompt me to walk today and more often generally. The small tokens prompt me to want to do more. I will pay it forward and reward others in a similar way. It definitely is a way of making this walker happy. I am glad that I set up a walking group in my workplace. Thank you Heart Foundation Walking.

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Kylie (Your Move)

Hi Jillian, Glad to hear the recognition came at just the right time to reinvigorate your workplace Walking Group. We would love to hear what you do to encouage people to be involved and how many people participate. Perhaps you could give us an update at the end of spring?

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