There was a fantastic turnout from both young and old alike on the recent Big Walk, held in aid of a local charity in Newton-le-Willows.
The Big Walk 7 event was organised by Business for Youth in Newton-le-Willows and Earlestown Athletic JFC, and was a great opportunity for people to get together, enjoy the fresh air and find out more about the nature on their doorsteps.
The day began with breakfast, before the group sef off on a five mile walk. A real party atmosphere was created with music and some of the walkers came in fancy dress – everything from a woman on horseback to ballerinas and even dinosaurs!
On route through Lime and Wood Country Park, the group enjoyed a fascinating talk from Friends group representatives Cath, Jim and Ian, who explained all about the park’s history, its current projects and its beehives.
The walkers finished up at The Hive, home of Earlestown Athletic JFC, where they enjoyed a free barbecue and family entertainment incuding inflatables, stalls and birds of prey.
Terry Maguire, Chairman and Trustee of Business for Youth in Newton-le-Willows said: “This was much needed enjoyment for the people of our town, coming together to just enjoy a lovely community spirit after the torrid times we have been through.
“Business for Youth are proud to provide such events in our town that will create a little fun and happiness.”
Thanks also go to Newton RUFC who helped marshall the event.
Raising money for the community
The aim of the event was to help fundraise for Business for Youth’s year-round community activities, which benefit hundreds of local families. They are currently raising money for local schools and groups which support young people in Newton-le-Willows.
If you are able to give a donation to the group, please visit their Giving page to make a contribution.
About Business for Youth
Business for Youth Newton-le-Willows are the biggest child-based Charity in Newton-le-Willows, providing a wide range of Free cultural, sporting and artistic activities to children in the town.
During the pandemic, they also distributed food to struggling families and raised money for local schools and other groups to support their work.
Find out more about Business for Youth in Newton-le-Willows by following their Facebook page.
What’s next for Business for Youth?
Now the group will turn their attention to the rest of the year’s programme of fun and activity. This will include its winter craft clubs, Halloween party, Halloween Doll competition, Christmas toy appeal, Santa’s Grotto and a free children’s Christmas party.