The walkers will be joined by local MP Iain Stewart for the last
leg of the 35-mile North Bucks Way Walk, which will end with a
barbecue at the new retirement village, due to open in spring
The event is part of The ExtraCare Charitable Trust's Olympic
Challenge, which aims to cover 25,000 miles (the circumference of
the globe) across its 29 retirement villages and schemes before the
start of the Olympic Games next year.
Village Manager Martyn Dawes, who will also be taking part,
expects that about ten future residents will involved. "It's a good
number," he said, adding that the uneven ground meant that some
potential walkers would not be able to come.
He said that he had chosen the route, which takes two days to
complete, because it could easily be broken into stages to make it
"I've walked the North Bucks Way before and I thought it was a
nice walk, and that the residents would enjoy it," he added.
MP Iain Stewart said he was delighted to take part in the walk
to support the new development. "Shenley Wood Village will offer a
range of activities which will help local older people remain
independent and healthy," he said.
Left to right: Iain Stewart MP, Sheila Gould, Brenda Ryan,
Village Manager Martyn Dawes, Brian Gould, Dennis Bradley, Colin
Bisacre, Brian Hobbs, and Colin Howarth prepare for the North Bucks
Way Walk at Shenley Wood Village, Milton Keynes.
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