Lynette walks away with award

15 August 2023|Community News, Fitness Feature| Off Comments off on Lynette walks away with award|

The Heart Foundation has awarded Claremont’s Lynette Green a Golden Shoe award for her work organising the Best Foot Forward walking group.

The Golden Shoe is awarded to a select group of walk organisers who shine in their local communities, helping new and seasoned walkers get involved with their local walking groups.

“The winners were awarded the Golden Shoe because of their untiring service to the community,” Heart Foundation Senior Advisor for Physical Activity Elizabeth Calleja said.

“Walking continues to be something that empowers so many people – especially for those who may otherwise miss out on exercise and socialising with others.”

The 2023 Tasmanian winner is Lynette, who works tirelessly to ensure the Best Foot Forward walking group is keeping pace with all opportunities.

Lynette’s work includes organising bus trips, three-monthly challenges, and weekly walks for the members of the group.

The group, which meets every Monday afternoon for a walk in Hobart’s northern suburbs, has just celebrated its 14th anniversary and has grown significantly since the beginning.

“When we started there was eight of us, and now we have 65 registered people,” Lynette said.

“It is all word-of-mouth – people bringing along sisters, brothers, friends from the mainland.”

Lynette’s work with the group allows the members to keep fit and healthy, while having a lot of fun.

“It is just a really fun group,” Lynette said.

“People have called us a social group that like to walk. A lot of friendships have been formed over the years.”

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