Meet Keily and Shirley


NEW community workers are hoping to get residents in Harwich and Dovercourt more active by giving them one to one to support.

Shirley Barrell and Keily Bramhill have joined Community Voluntary Services Tendring (CVST) as physical activity volunteer and community connectors.

Based in Harwich, they will be working with residents who would benefit from moving more.

Keily said: “We are here to help people who may not know what there is in the area to take part in, or who might need some support and encouragement to try something new.

“You don’t need to be fit or physically able – it’s not all running or jumping about unless that’s what you want, it’s more about increasing your movement.”

Shirley added: “Getting even a little bit more active can have really great benefits for your overall wellbeing.

“But we know taking that first step on your own can be difficult.

“That’s why we are here – to help find you the right activity so you can have fun at the same time as improving your health.

“There are so many opportunities locally for people of all fitness levels.

“Just give us a call and we can chat.”

The community connectors are a free support offer, funded by Active Essex, for residents in the Harwich and surrounding area.

For more information or an informal chat call Shirley on 07761344315 Keily on 07761344310 and leave a message.

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