ON THURSDAY 3rd OCTOBER 1:30 at The Lock Inn, Wolverley, Kidderminster, Best Foot Forward Wyre Forest Walking Group will present a cheque to “Charlotte and Craig’s Saving Hearts Foundation” and unveil the newly installed De-fibrillator. The group has fundraised some £1500 for the installation to mark its 10th anniversary.
This health walking group based in the WF District was started by WF District Council in 2009 using Sports Council Funding, professional walk leaders and under the national banner of Walking For Health
Managed by volunteers we provide over 250 members with at least 5 walks a week, catering for a range of capabilities, varying from 1 to over 6 miles. In 10 years it has involved over 1000 people and delivered some 50,000 individual walks. It has also become a social organisation offering variety of other events.
We wished to give back to the community something to mark the pleasure we have had from walking in this area. and the great support we have received from The Lock Inn. The site was chosen as it is a centre of outdoor activity. Our group uses the Cafe, Pub and Car park twice a week. Many other walkers, dog walkers, bikers also use the area and the adjacent canal tow path. The pub and cafe patrons make it a busy place especially in summer and there is a mini-golf course within 100 m.
The group is also marking its anniversary this coming week with a series of events. On Tuesday it is holding a talk by the Wyre Forest DC Ranger service on the local environment. On Wednesday some 100 members will attend a celebration party at Kidderminster Carolians Club with some of the earliest members. On Friday the group travels to Much Wenlock to follow the Olympic Trail and undertake a longer walk