PoLCATs pounce at Older People event

tea danceA group of volunteers from Port of Leith Housing Association (PoLHA) were in attendance at last week’s Older People event at Meadowbank Sports Centre, which saw over 400 people attend.

Nearly 100 people took part in a Big Fit Walk, organised by Edinburgh Leisure’s Aging Well group, and three different walks were on offer, bronze, silver and gold, each differing in length and difficulty. All started at Meadowbank, with the silver and gold walks progressing into Queen’s Park.

To ensure the walkers were kept on route the PoLCATs (Port of Leith Community Action Team) volunteered as marshals. They also prepared lunch packs, handed out medals to those completing the walks and carried out questionnaires. They served up teas and scones to those attending an afternoon tea dance event.

Claire Ironside, director of customer services at PoLHA, said: “We’re committed to helping local neighbourhoods and having already carried out a number of PoLCATs initiatives, we were delighted to assist with the Older People event.”


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