The Good Shepherd have completed their Miles Into Meals walks during the month of June, staging five leisurely strolls around West Park to spread the word about the range of services the charity provides.
On every Thursday during June, staff, volunteers and service users met up with members of the community to walk around the park and chat about how the Good Shepherd supports those who are homeless and vulnerable across the community.
- Each week had a different theme, with the respective walks covering the following areas:
- Celebrating the work of volunteers
- Highlighting the work of the food service
- The Housing First project
- Art classes, meaningful activities and looking to the future
Guests on the walks included the Mayor of Wolverhampton, Councillor Dr Michael Hardacre and the Mayoress, his wife Linda Plant, fire officers from Red Watch at Wolverhampton Fire Station and Bilston Fire Station, Head Chef from Wolves Luke Hitchins, our trustee and former long-serving Wolverhampton councillor Lynne Moran, and representatives from Compton Care.
In total, across the five weeks, 83 laps of the park were completed by the West Park Walkers!
Miles Into Meals is a campaign by the Good Shepherd encouraging people to get active and take on a fundraising challenge – however big or small – to support the charity.
All proceeds go directly towards providing meals for our service users which can then open the doors to offer other free-to-access support to help them make positive and sustained changes to their lives. It starts with a meal!
If you are considering taking on a challenge or would like a fundraising pack for your school, business or faith group, please email [email protected] or set up a fundraising page by clicking here. and selecting ‘Fundraise for Us’.
To make a donation to the West Park Walkers, their fundraising page is here.
Thanks again from the Good Shepherd to all who took part in the walks throughout June.