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The Conservation Volunteers

Project Title: 5 Ways Well 
Award: £8,000

 

 

As a group of new found friends continue to enjoy peacefully preparing willow arches, bird boxes and vegetable patches in beautiful surroundings, you would never know that the 5 Ways Well project is based within the Ailsha Hospital Campus, offering a natural green gym for rehabilitation from serious health issues including heart failure, heart attack, stroke and cancer.

 

The project has enabled those in cardiac rehabilitation of varying physical, emotional and mental capability to challenge their limits, learn new skills, give back to the community of Ayrshire and benefit from a more active lifestyle.

 

After a serious health incident you need something to bring you back from the dark places you go to. This project has given me the confidence to get back to the same level of fitness prior to my illness and to keep active and keep trying new things.

 

Listen to Fran’s story here, a brave survivor of heart disease who is now enjoying the benefits of a more active lifestyle: