A group of friends walk the walk whilst vital donations are being made to Skegness’ Storehouse Foodbank. They are part of a special series of community walks, being organised by the Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture.
The Trust’s community arm is currently running its Storehouse Walks as part of a whole range of GOGA funded (Get Out Get Active) activities.
With everyone invited, the free guided walks, which are different every week, take place on Thursdays between 11.30 and noon. They start at The Storehouse on North Parade in Skegness and finish there with a free drink in the café.
As part of its further support of the community, the Magna Vitae team has decided to donate an item of food to the Storehouse for every individual that comes on their walks, which are running until Thursday, December 13.
The idea was warmly welcomed by participants of a walk earlier this month.
Di Gallagher said: “I wouldn’t normally go out and walk on my own but it’s great to have the opportunity to go in a group”
“The walks have been great! It’s easy exercise and good to get outside and meet new people, why don’t you come and join us?”, added Peter Davies.
The idea was developed by Magna Vitae’s GOGA activity instructor Josh Dellow, who explained: “Group walking is great for socialising and for your health. When I decided to start a walk in Skegness it gave me the idea to bring the Storehouse Foodbank into the GOGA project and that way we can get active and support our community at the same time.”
GOGA supports disabled and non-disabled people to enjoy being active together and is funded by the Spirit of 2012 Fund. The Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture has been commissioned by Active Lincolnshire to deliver three elements of the project in East Lindsey, those being Veteran Fit, Virtual Gyms and Walking.