In this video, Nordic Walking instructor Jean-Bernard Sibour talks about the impact of Nordic Walking within the wider community.
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More than a sport? Learn about the social aspect of Nordic Walking with this short interview with Nordic Walking instructor Jean-Bernard Sibour!
Music : ALTER K
Voice-over by volunteer: Scarlet Sherriff & Rebecca Large
When walkers get involved
GETTING TOGETHER TO HELP
We go on walks to help raise funds for charities such as Les Petits Courageux.
Les Petits Courageux is an association that helps families with children who suffer from particular illnesses from birth.
As you might have guessed, I am a granddad. I have a 3-year-old granddaughter who has Apert syndrome.
Unfortunately, these children have to go through operations right from the very beginning of their lives. My granddaughter, for example, has already had 7 or 8 operations.
This ordeal is not easy for the parents. You need really strong willpower to cope.
The most important thing is to be surrounded by people who can help. These gatherings help with that.
This is what we've seen this morning. We manage to get together as soon as we're put in the loop.
We don't share our suffering. What we do share is something to say ''we will get through this".
THE POWER OF SPORT: OPENNESS
Sport has saved my life. What I mean is that during the difficult times in my life, it has enabled me to bounce back.
Sport is the only thing I know will help me bounce back and allow me to share my experiences..
I used to be a football player and coach. I've always shared my experiences with my team-mates. It's part of the team spirit.
Open up about things. Don't hide in a corner: open up. If we don't open up and share our experiences of illness, for example, how can we expect other people to know about them?
It's easy to say: 'some people just don't want to act.' True, but if you don't open the door they can't come in!