Grimsby locals do sponsored walk for SSAFA

22 May 2018

Grimsby locals do sponsored walk for SSAFA

Local Grimsby job centre workers walk 15 miles and raise over £600 for SSAFA Grimsby

Tanya Hartley and 5 other ladies (Katrina Ruishby, Kirsty Cox, Ann Partington, Dawn Lord, and Sally Skidworth) from JCP (Job Centre Plus) Grimsby completed a sponsored walk to raise SSAFA awareness and money for Grimsby & Cleethorpes Division.  The walk was 15 miles and the intrepid ramblers raised £638.00, a fantastic achievement.

When people raise awareness and money for SSAFA we always like to know “Why SSAFA?” Below is Tanya Hartley’s answer: 

Initially this was just a group of friends joining an organised walk, which was organised to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the RAF.  This year also marks the end of the First World War so we decided to choose SSAFA which supports all branches of the armed forces. Some of us have links to the forces so SSAFA is a charity close to our hearts.

The Jobcentre is committed to supporting ex forces and their families, and we wanted to support a charity that would benefit locally. All monies raised will go to the local branch of SSAFA which does a fantastic job supporting those in need.

The walk was great fun, a few blisters along the way, but we met some lovely people and enjoyed the lovely scenery across the Lincolnshire Wolds, treating ourselves to tea in the local pub at the end.

Thank you to all those at the JCP who took part and for all your hard work walking and fundraising.