Char­ity walk­ers hear facts be­hind projects

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Mur­ray Spooner

Fam­i­lies in Ruther­glen wel­comed walk­ers who are meet­ing the peo­ple be­hind in­spi­ra­tional com­mu­nity projects.

The Great Big Walk is a new ini­tia­tive sup­ported by co­me­dian Jo Brand to con­nect peo­ple and com­mu­ni­ties across the UK.

Scottish walk­ers ar­rived in Ruther­glen to visit Project 31, a Na­tional Lottery-funded char­ity which strength­ens com­mu­nity and fam­ily through a range of play and recre­ational ac­tiv­i­ties.

They joined one of their di­nosaur play ses­sions with chil­dren, par­ents and grand­par­ents in Cam­bus­lang Park.

Walker Josh Quigley said: “Over the past week we’ve had the plea­sure of meet­ing lots of dif­fer­ent social projects and com­mu­nity groups who are do­ing great work in their lo­cal area.

“It was fan­tas­tic to meet staff and fam­i­lies from Project 31, another in­spir­ing project, to learn about the work they are do­ing to ben­e­fit their com­mu­nity.”

El­iz­a­beth De­war from Project 31 said: “Our visit from the Great Big Walk was a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity to show­case the work that we do with lo­cal fam­i­lies.

“It was great to be able to talk to the walk­ers about the dif­fer­ence that our Na­tional Lottery fund­ing is mak­ing to the lives of the peo­ple we sup­port and to show one of our many ac­tiv­i­ties in ac­tion.”

Also re­ceiv­ing a visit from the walk­ers was Healthy n Happy, who pro­vided a five-star lunch for the walk­ers.

Five teams of walk­ers set out from Leeds and headed for dif­fer­ent parts of the UK.

Wel­come Walk­ers join di­nosaur play at Project 31

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