What is the Ansar Wellie Workout Walk?
The Wellie Workout Walk is a virtual walk by people supported by Ansar Projects and their staff teams. Wearing step counters, we will walk enough steps each week for us to have walked to a different Thera Subsidiary. Each week, we will hold a virtual event with the company we are walking to which will help us all find out more about the people and places that are part of the Thera Group of Companies. For each section of the event, the people we support receive a sticker to place on a map of the UK, a flag to represent the area of the UK, and a recipe card with a local dish on it.
So far, we have met with Thera Scotland, and had Vegetarian Haggis, Neeps and Tatties. Our brilliant walker did 251 miles – more than the 208 miles that we needed! We also met with Thera North and had Fish Pie. But there are still many more companies for us to meet!
Week Three – 25th to 31st October 2021
Thera North – County Durham to Thera East Midlands – Derbyshire = 165 miles
Recipe card – Bakewell Tart
Flag – Derbyshire
Week Four – 1st to 7th November 2021
Thera East Midlands – Derbyshire to Thera East Anglia – Fakenham = 120 miles
Recipe card – Turkey and Asparagus stir fry
Flag – Norfolk
Week Five – 8th to 14th November 2021
Thera East Anglia – Fakenham to Thera East – Brentwood = 119 miles
Recipe card – Strawberry Jam
Flag – Essex
Week Six – 15th to 21st November 2021
Thera East – Brentwood to The Camden Society – Oxford = 89 miles
Recipe card – Marmalade
Flag – Oxfordshire
Week Seven – 22nd to 28th November 2021
The Camden Society – Oxford to The Camden Society London – Haringey = 72 miles
Recipe card – Pie and Mash
Flag – London
Week Eight – 29th November to 5th December 2021
The Camden Society London – Haringey to Thera South West – Dorset = 130
Recipe card – Dorset Apple Cake
Flag – Dorset
Week Nine – 6th to 12th December 2021
Thera South West – Dorset to Aspire – Kidderminster = 130
Recipe card – Shepherds Pie containing Worcester Sauce
Flag – Worcestershire
Week Ten – 13th to 19th December 2021
Aspire – Kidderminster to Ansar Project – Bury = 113
Recipe card – Lancashire Hotpot
Flag – Greater Manchester
What is Ansar’s Allotment project?
Ansar’s Allotment Project is a long term aim to develop an allotment to support people with a learning disability gain new skills and have fun with others. The Wellie Workout Walk will help to fund a greenhouse at our short breaks house Highgrove.
We need to raise £1000 to be able to buy the greenhouse and have a positive impact on the lives of people we support in Bury.
“The Ansar allotment will become a great opportunity for the people we support to make their lifestyles healthier and develop friendships in the community. People will be able to grow their own choices of organic fruit and vegetables at the same time as having a peaceful and safe place to relax and meet with others with shared interests and goals. The exercise that comes with gardening on an allotment will be great for people’s physical health and spending time outdoors with nature and plants will impact greatly on their mental health and wellbeing”. Ben Nicholson, CSL
Where can I find out more about the Wellie Workout Walk?
You can find out more about the Wellie Workout Walk and donate here. You can also follow our progress on our Facebook page!