Explore city with health walks
- Credit: Steve Adams
It is an activity humans do every day without thinking.
But for Suzanne Reeves walking has been the remedy after years of difficulty.
Suzanne, 45, of Russet Grove, Norwich, has learning disabilities and lost her mother, father, and husband to heart disease and cancer.
Determined not to let those painful moments destroy her, Suzanne has battled hard to stay positive and her passion and drive to help others has earned her a Pride of Britain nomination.
Suzanne is among a 20-strong team of leaders who organise walks in and around Norwich to get more people active.
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The walks, which range from one to three miles and were launched in spring last year, are held up to three times every week.
Free of charge, they offer participants the chance to get fitter, meet new people, and explore the city.
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For Suzanne, who qualified as a leader in March 2014, the walks have helped her find a purpose in the community.
'I don't let the negative stuff get in the way,' she said.
'I'm one of those people who tries to get on with it.
'Since getting involved with the health walks I have found friends and with the right support it can give you a more positive outlook on life, as well as keeping you fit and active.'
Suzanne's willingness to volunteer encouraged Norwich City Council staff to nominate her for this year's Pride of Britain Awards, which recognises people who make a difference in their communities.
Dan Harris, who co-ordinates the walks, said: 'I have rarely met a volunteer who is so determined.'
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