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On Wednesday 25 May, residents, activity organisers and staff members from The Fremantle Trust took part in the National Wellbeing Walk through Old Amersham in Buckinghamshire to help celebrate and fundraise for the 25th Anniversary of the National Activity Providers Association (NAPA).

In honour of the anniversary, 3,500 NAPA member care services and partner organisations were invited to walk in solidarity and raise essential funds to support NAPA’s work. Mariza Bale from Mulberry Court in Chalfont St Peter along with Lisamarie Spain and Rebecca Watkins from Chesham Leys accompanied residents Jean and Barbara to take part in the walk. The residents also presented flowers to Executive Director of NAPA, Hilary Woodhead.

Sue Ascott, Trustee of NAPA and Head of Learning and Development at The Fremantle Trust commented: “We are proud as a Trust to have had residents be part of the walk. We recognise the tremendous benefits of walking for wellbeing and we thank NAPA for all their hard work in continuing to raise the profile of meaningful activity in care homes.”

NAPA supports care services to prioritise wellbeing and promote activity, arts, and engagement. The NAPA Vision is a UK where activity and engagement is an integral part of care provision, where people live content, creative and connected lives. The NAPA Mission is to advance the role of the Activity Provider by offering professional development opportunities that enhance knowledge, skills, and confidence.

Hilary Woodhead, NAPA’s Executive Director commented: “We are delighted to be celebrating NAPA’s 25th year. The Wellbeing Walk enabled our 3,500 care service members to join us, wherever they are in the UK, in demonstrating their commitment to individual wellbeing.”