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Port of Leith tenants walk 500 miles

Donations will help provide meaningful activities for sheltered tenants,

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A team of 25 tenants from Port of Leith Housing Association (POLHA) sheltered housing developments will be collectively walking 500 miles to raise money for their social activity fund.

Due to the impact of the pandemic, the tenants have not been able to hold their usual summer fayres or coffee mornings to raise funds, so they are trying something a little different this July.

Any donations received will help provide meaningful activities for their sheltered tenants including exercise classes, lunch clubs, outings and more. You may have already heard about their inventive warden call bingo!

The virtual trek around the North Coast 500 (NC500) route began on Monday 20 July at 9.00am. Wearing pedometers, some of the team will walk outdoors whilst others will be counting their steps indoors along the corridors.

Their journey will be mapped, and their progress shared with pictures as they travel along the majestic coastline of the stunning highlands of Scotland. Did you know 500 miles equates to one million and fifty-six thousand steps? What an amazing achievement this will be for the tenants!

POLHA would be very grateful if you could support the walkers with this challenge by donating. They have a target of £1 for every mile walked, can you help them reach £500?

You can donate by clicking here.

Good luck to the walkers!

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