Scotland celebrated another successful Mears Foundation sponsored walk on the 24th April. Joining Bob Holt on the day was Gerry Malone, David Holt and 22 apprentices from Coatbridge, 3 exchange electrical students from Portugal and 6 care staff from Alva.
Luck was shining on all as the weather walking through the capital of Scotland was perfect.
The walk started in Balerno, following the Waters of Leith rivers and canal networks taking in some of the city's finest natural, historical and cultural areas and sights in between. Passing places such as Stockbridge, Dean Village and the wonderful Murrayfield Stadium, before completing the walk in Leith.
Norwich City Powerchair Football Club (NCPFC) The Football Club for Powered Wheelchair Users!
By providing powered wheelchair NCPFC users, typically those disabled with severe physical impairments, are given the opportunity to play competitive team sport (typically for the first time), not only does the club serve to enhance social inclusion for that minority group, more importantly it provides the individual concerned with a sense of achievement.
We were approached by Tracey Coleman who runs the club who required help with funding.
Mandi Blake-Tracy (Branch Manager at Mears Care Norwich) met with two of the players for the Norwich City Powerball Football Club one of which we provide care for, and kindly presented the cheque donated by the Mears Foundation.
A World Heritage Site since 1987, Hadrian’s Wall is an astounding feat of engineering. It’s the best known and the best preserved frontier of the Roman Empire.
Just think about labourers who built Hadrian’s Wall and the soldiers who must have marched alongside it. It’s thought to have taken three legions of infantrymen from the army of Britain around six years to complete.
Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far…