How The Welly Walk came about
The Welly Walk is the brainchild of Olivia McPike. Olivia who is currently Miss Galaxy UK is a make up artist and has been entering beauty competitions since she was 18 years old. Through her Pageant work she has been volunteering her time to Sunshine Wishes Children’s Charity in granting wishes for sick and terminally ill kids in Scotland. Olivia has also been helping to deliver much needed essential food/care packages to families and individuals through the Covid-19 pandemic. Sunshine Wishes Children’s Charity also supplied activity packs to nurseries in the north of Glasgow which allowed children an activity whilst the country was in lockdown. The charity have also supplied over 120 pair of welly boots to local nurseries which allows the kids to play outside even when it’s raining.
It was while helping to deliver the wellies that Olivia thought about the work Sunshine Wishes Children’s Charity provides in the local communities, she thought it would be great if there was some way that the kids could say a huge ‘ thank you ‘ to the charity. Something then sparked in her mind regarding the wellies, ‘ what if we could get the kids to walk a million steps in their wellies, to say a million thanks to Sunshine Wishes Children’s Charity ‘
And so ‘ The Welly Walk ‘ was born.
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About The Welly Walk
Since the start of the pandemic Sunshine Wishes Children's Charity has purchased and delivered over 1,000 essential food/care parcels in and around the Glasgow area, they have also supplied over 200 full school uniforms for children, warm winter clothing and shoes, over 400 activity packs for children allowing the children to engage in a hobby.
Donate to The Welly Walk which will allow Sunshine Wishes Children's Charity to continue to support children and families in the north of Glasgow with essential food/care packages, emergency fuel top-ups, household goods etc.
Our first Welly Walk will be taking place in September 2022 at The Peugeot Ashfield Speedway Stadium home of Glasgow Tigers. It will begin with 120 kids from Scaraway, Hamiltonhill, Keppoch and Elmvale nurseries, all doing the walk in their wellies. The children will be joined by their teachers and friends and family. Our aim is to complete 1 million steps. It will be a fun filled day for all the community promoting wellbeing through outdoor activity.
' a million steps to say a million thanks '
The funds raised will allow SWCC to further support families in the local community with these vital food/care packages which have become a lifeline to so many.
Everyone that donates £5 or over will receive their very own
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