By Taz Virdee
We are delighted to announce that we have joined forces with Tesco Extra in Osterley and FareShare to provide free healthy food for our community. We will be distributing our free food at our new Health Walk sessions led by Ma Aliyya Community Group. We will be encouraging participants to use the food to cook healthy meals at home. Our sessions will be starting Friday 15th July at the Brabazon Community Centre from 9.30 to 11am. This 4 week pilot programme is open to all members of the community. After the 4 weeks we look to resume the sessions in September.
'Enjoy the benefits of walking...building confidence and making new friends'
Nida Akram, HWCP Committee Member and Project Manager for Ma Aliyya, said: “We are very excited about our upcoming project of Healthy Walking for local residents. Thanks to the kind generosity of Tesco and FareShare, we are able to provide our members fresh food for free after the walk. The aim of this project is to bring all members of the community together to enjoy the benefits of walking as well as building confidence and making new friends. We also hope to engage people over 50 years and with those English is a second language. Why not bring the whole family or a friend?”