New Year’s Resolutions We’re well into the new year but it’s not to late to try something new! There are plenty of opportunities in the local area for you to try something and although we are already well into the year - it’s not too late to make a resolution! Why not commit to giving some of your time to charity by volunteering at a local organisation. The Southend Association of Voluntary Services (SAVS) provides a service matching indivuals to volunteering opportunities. For more details visit www.savs-southend. org or call 01702 356000. Why not start a new hobby or join a group to improve your existing talents. You could try the Southend Art Club where new members are always welcome. The club holds workshops and demonstrations by professional artists on Saturdays at roughly fortnightly intervals throughout the year. Outings to places of interest are also arranged from time to time. For full details visit www.southendartclub.org.uk Why not make a promise to raise money for charity this year. There are a number of local and national charities that would value your support - however small! For example, Havens Hospices have a number of events you can take part in while supporting us with sponsorship. Whether you think you could wadethrough a muddy harbour, take a leap of faith and plunge 10,000 feet in a tandem skydive, or trek across the globe then Havens could have a challenge for you! For more details visit www.havenshospices.org.uk/fund_raising/events. Make a regular date to spend time with your family in the great outdoors. Not only is it free but walking has many health benefits for all ages. Visit www.walk4life.info for some ideas of walks in and around the local area. You can even download the Walk4life app on your phone to record your walking journeys and track your fitness.
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