Community walking event to return.
Next month will see the return of community walking event ‘Niall’s Mile’ take place across Sunderland schools.
‘Niall’s Mile’ is a series of mile long walks and sporting festivals designed to get children and adults involved in regular, moderate physical activity that will have a long term benefit to their health.
Now in its fifth year, ‘Niall’s Mile’ has been organised by the Foundation of Light in partnership with Sunderland City Council.
The events are named after former Sunderland chairman and former Foundation of Light Trustee Niall Quinn.
Children will be encouraged to pledge £1 to the Foundation of Light for taking part in the events at their school and will receive a Niall’s Mile bag upon completion of their event.
Schools wishing to take part should contact the Foundation of Light on 0191 551 5191 for further information.
Lesley Spuhler, Chief Executive of the Foundation of Light, said: “I would like to thank Sunderland City Council for their continued support of this event which helps keep sport and active lifestyles firmly on the agenda for schools.”
Nonnie Crawford, Director of Public Health, Sunderland City Council added: “Making small lifestyle changes will have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of the people of Sunderland.
“Walking just one mile regularly is just one small change that many people across Sunderland can make and the Niall’s Mile campaign is a great way to highlight this.”