CHSS take a trip to the moon

MEMBERS of Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland (CHSS) groups across Angus and Tayside are walking to the moon this month.

The ‘Lunar Trek’ aims to cover the 238,857 mile distance from the earth to the moon by adding together all the steps taken by members as they participate in exercise sessions and go about their daily routines throughout September.

Each member will record their total steps over the month of September which CHSS will be converting into miles towards the moon.

These groups provide ongoing support to people with chest and heart conditions as well as their relatives and carers. This includes a range of activities, stimulation and companionship in a friendly and relaxed environment within the community.

Nicola Cotter from CHSS said: “The Lunar Trek Challenge is such an inspiring idea that all our groups are excited and keen to get involved with.

“All of our members have cardiovascular disease or chronic chest illness but everyone can make a contribution, however small, to help the Globetrotters get to the moon and of course improve their own health and wellbeing along the way.”