Walking is a relatively low risk activity and an active lifestyle makes us all healthier and more productive. However, you should always be prepared to expect the unexpected. Accidents DO happen. Within our group in recent years, we have had a couple of serious incidents/accidents that have required first responder medical assistance.
That is why we are advising all members to carry an ICE card (In Case of Emergency) card within their rucksack. Some groups insist on this. In Case of Emergency cards allow walkers to fill in their emergency contact details and important medical information. Walkers should keep ICE cards in an accessible place so that if something should happen on a walk, the walk leader or emergency services know about any medical conditions and who to contact.
Top 5 Reasons To Carry ICE Cards
In an emergency, you may not be able to speak. ICE cards communicate your most important information.
ICE cards enable first-responders to contact your family, friends, or other care-givers, who can provide further medical information and directions.
ICE cards can communicate medical conditions, allergies, medications, and other important information.
ICE cards provide peace of mind, to you and to your loved ones. By carrying an ICE card you are not only protecting yourself you are protecting the ones that care about you.
ICE cards are durable, and highly visible. In an emergency, first-responders often do not have time to fumble through a mobile phone, which is invariably locked, or search through a wallet or purse to find your information.
Heather has a supply of laminated ICE cards which she will provide if you contact her. Once completed, they would remain personal and private to you and would only ever be used should the need arise.
Click on the In Case of Emergency Card under documents to download a copy of the card
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A number of us have decided to undertake a seventh long distance linear walk, this year along the South Downs Way. A summary of the walk and its draft schedule can be viewed by clicking on the Links box.
We are in the late stages of planning this adventure and would like to give you visibility so that you can reserve the dates on your calendar.
11 members have already signed up for all or part of the trail so far. It is essential that anyone wishing to participate contacts Cliff D. in advance to register.
If you are interested in joining us for all or part of the Way and would like further, more detailed information, please contact Cliff D. by clicking on the ‘Contact’ box (or talk to me when you next see me). You will then be added to the walk information circulation list.
It is essential that we know well in advance if somebody is planning to join us in order to plan car sharing or in case there are any subsequent adjustments.
There is plenty of information on the South Downs Way via Google.
And the winner is………..
A vote was taken amongst members at the AGM last November to determine which of three trails should be undertaken in 2019. Twenty Nine people voted the Gloucestershire Way as their first or second choices and was preferred by a majority to the Heart of England Way and the Three Choirs Way. So the 100 mile Gloucestershire Way will be our trail walk for 2019
The walk will be in 8 sections of between 11 and 14 miles. The walk starts from Chepstow Castle in Wales and finishes at Tewkesbury. We visit the Forest of Dean, May Hill, Gloucester, the Severn Plain and the Cotswold villages of Stow on the Wold and Winchcombe.
Planning for this walk and further details will be given later in the year.
If you would like to publish your walk at the pub or café where we are meeting, then subject to the permission of the proprietor please leave some walk flyers.
You can either get printed copies from committee members or print your own.
To print your own
Like any other volunteer role the scope is as broad and wide as you choose to make it. The core tasks are:
Feel you would like to give it a go or would like to know more then please feel free to contact or speak to any of the committee members.
The role is to form a bridge between Worcester Ramblers and related organisations. Like any other volunteer role the scope is as broad and wide as you choose to make it. The core tasks are attendance of quarterly meetings with
Could this be you?
Feel you would like to give it a go or would like to know more then please feel free to contact Cliff.