Help out town food bank by going on a free guided walk around Skegness

Di Gallagher, Gareth Laking, Jill Harlock, Debby Harland, Peter Davies, Josh Dellow, Janine Davies and Jenni Blankley enjoy the walks, knowing they are helping the Storehouse Foodbank.
Di Gallagher, Gareth Laking, Jill Harlock, Debby Harland, Peter Davies, Josh Dellow, Janine Davies and Jenni Blankley enjoy the walks, knowing they are helping the Storehouse Foodbank.

A group of walkers have been enjoying free guided walks around Skegness - and boosting donations to the town’s food back in the process.

The special series of community walks are being organised by the Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture - with an item of food donated to the Storehouse for every person that participates in a walk.

Participants on one of the free, guided Storehouse Walks. Images supplied.

Participants on one of the free, guided Storehouse Walks. Images supplied.

The trust’s community arm is currently running its Storehouse Walks as part of a whole range of Get Out Get Active (GOGA) activities.

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.”

The idea was warmly welcomed by participants of a walk earlier this month.

Walker 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”

Peter Davies added: “The walks have been great! It’s easy exercise and good to get outside and meet new people.”

The walks, which are different every week, take place on Thursdays, 11.30am-12noon. They start at The Storehouse on North Parade, and finish there with a free drink in the café.

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.