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‘Big Lunch’ for ‘Great Big Walk’ participants at Limavady Men’s Shed Open Day

Thursday, 15 June 2017

‘Big Lunch’ for ‘Great Big Walk’ participants at Limavady Men’s Shed Open Day thumbnailMembers of the Men’s Shed in Limavady enjoying lunch when participants of ‘The Great Big Walk’ visited Be Safe Be Well in Limavady this week.

LIMAVADY'S Men's Shed invited people of all ages to their Open Day and 'Big Lunch' event last Wednesday afternoon as it welcomed participants of the 'Great Big Walk', an Eden Project funded by the National Lottery, set up to connect people and communities across the UK. Some ten walkers from across the UK started off in Jo Cox's hometown of Batley on Tuesday May 30, (with Jo Brand sounding the starting Klaxon) and are walking every day up until the main UK-wide 'Big Lunch' date on June 18. Be Safe Be Well's Men's Shed was one of 18 stops in Northern Ireland for the walkers.
Northern Ireland walk leader, Olivia Cosgrove from Enniskillen, said the purpose of the project is to "actively celebrate" and "shine a light" on the ordinary people who are doing great things in order to strengthen the community spirit.
She added: "I believe that we are not as connected as we used to be and it is really important to get the communities together especially after the recent attacks in the UK." One of her recent projects has been the 'Row the Erne Initiative' where Olivia brought together people of all abilities in her local community to build a curragh, a 33-foot traditional wood and canvas boat made using age-old techniques to prepare the wood, assemble the boat and tar the canvas.

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