An organisation in Louth has received a grant to fund an Olympic and Paralympic inspired project.
Louth and District Seniors Forum has been awarded £184 of grant funding to support their 10,000m Walk ‘n’ Natter challenge on Tuesday 26th June. The money will be used to support the running costs and provide the refreshments to the 40+ participants. Anyone is welcome to join.
The money has been funded through a project called Silver Spirit at Lincolnshire Sports Partnership, which awards grants of up to £300 to community groups and organisations whose members are mostly aged over 50 years, and want to run Olympic and Paralympic inspired projects in the run-up to the 2012 Games.
Sarah Ferneyhough, Physical Activity Manager at Lincolnshire Sports Partnership, said: “Silver Spirit provides a great opportunity for the older generation to get actively involved with the 2012 Games. We have funded all kinds of innovative ideas including gardening, craft, dancing, walking, New Age Kurling and reminiscence projects.”
£10,000 has been awarded to 70 projects throughout Lincolnshire in four rounds of Silver Spirit funding leading up to the games. With all the money now allocated, over 3,000 people aged 50+ will be taking part in Olympic themed activities in their local area.
Cllr Sue Woolley, Executive Councillor for Health, Housing & Community, said: “The Olympics is an excellent opportunity to inspire more people to get out and get active. Staying active is essential to maintaining health and fitness, particularly for the over 50s. That’s why I’m delighted this money has been made available to help older members of our communities celebrate this summer’s games in a fit and fun way. Make sure you get involved in what’s happening in your area.”
If you would like to join the group on their mission to complete the Olympic distance, contact Tracey Richardson at East Lindsey District Council on 01507 613446 or 07825 989418.