Leith sheltered housing tenants take on virtual north coast 500 challenge

A team of 25 tenants from Port of Leith Housing Association’s (PoLHA) sheltered housing developments will be collectively walking 500 miles to raise money for their social activity fund.

Due to the impact of the pandemic, the tenants have not been able to hold their usual summer fayres or coffee mornings to raise funds, so they are trying something a little different this July.

Any donations received will help provide meaningful activities for our sheltered tenants including exercise classes, lunch clubs, outings and more. You may have already heard about our inventive warden call bingo.

Eileen, one of PoLHA’s residents taking part in the challenge

The virtual trek around the North Coast 500 (NC500) route begins on Monday 20 July at 9.00am. Wearing pedometers, some of the team will walk outdoors whilst others will be counting their steps indoors along the corridors.

The association will map their journey and share progress and pictures as we travel along the majestic coastline of the stunning highlands of Scotland.

Gina, one of PoLHA’s residents taking part in the challenge

The association has said it would be very grateful for any donations made in support of its walkers. The tenats have a target of £1 for every mile walked.

Donations can be made here.

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