There is still time for people to get involved in a countywide project asking people to make a difference to their own lives.
Wiltshire’s Big Pledge – part of Wiltshire Council’s Legacy for Wiltshire programme runs until June 25 2014
People can pledge as an individual, group, or community to do something that will improve their or someone else’s, health and wellbeing.
Wiltshire Council recently made its pledge to raise money for cancer charity Hope for Tomorrow.
Anybody and everybody can get involved.Perhaps a group of colleagues could make a difference by arranging an event to raise money for charity, or encouraging people in their local community to get healthier and fitter by setting up a walking or cycling group. A pledge could be to volunteer in the community, or it could be to challenge themselves to stop smoking or get fitter, or stop drinking alcohol.
Many community groups and area boards have already signed up and have pledged what they will do. Their pledges include becoming dementia friendly towns and communities, opening the local bowls club to everyone to enjoy for a weekend for free, starting a choir, or raising funds for a local charity.
Wiltshire Council’s Legacy for Wiltshire programme has built on the success of the 2012 events by keeping the economy invigorated, bringing communities together and encouraging more people to get more active and healthier.
For more information and to make their pledge, people should visit the Big Pledge site.
A dedicated Facebook page has also been set up for people to share their stories –
If people are on Twitter they can share updates and ideas using #BigPledge
A promotional video for Wiltshire’s Big Pledge can also be viewed.