Local resident Sam Ormrod runs a walk/run group in Horwich, with the aim of helping people improve their mental health by exercising. The group meets at the Horwich RMI club carpark on Mondays and Thursdays at 6.30 pm. Horwich Town Mayor Peter Wright regularly attends with the group.
"I set the group up because I had many years of chronic mental health problems until I started exercise and turned my life around. I had issues with drink and drugs and attempted suicide on 2 occasions after a stint in rehab. I now use exercise to try and inspire others to take a different life path. The group is free, we do 1, 2 and 3 mile routes and no one ever gets left behind. It's a very supportive and understanding group."
You can add yourself to their Facebook group page by searching for 'improve mental health with running'.
You are able to get in contact via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Sam or Katy via telephone: 07553811590.