The community initiative at our factory in Driffield, East Yorkshire, continues with support for The Wolds Rangers Way in Driffield.
The Wolds Rangers' mission is to develop and make available a progressive series of walks developed around Driffield and the Yorkshire Wolds with a historical background aimed at encouraging more people to take up walking as a healthy activity.
The aim of the charity is to ensure walking events are created that are as accessible as possible, removing any barriers to entry (such as knowledge, equipment or cost) and to ensure they promote responsible events, thereby creating more jobs for local people, greater income for local businesses, increased benefits for conservation and a lower environmental impact, whilst at the same time minimising negative impacts on local environments and cultures.
The Wolds Rangers' Way refers to a challenging 44 mile circular trail in the Yorkshire Wolds, although there are a number of other shorter walks, which the local hikers often participate in, such as the 3.5mile Croom Mabel Trod, which Reds10 chose to sponsor.
Queen of the Pram Pushers, Mabel walked the lanes from almost childhood, born in Little Driffield, orphaned and with wit and a wily sense of survival, made her own way in life joining the raggedy yet noble band of men and women who roamed the green lanes around her home. She was a familiar sight at the Wolds farms and villages collecting discarded clothes from the farmers’ wives, and piling them precariously high as she made her way to the rag merchant in Driffield.
In exhange for a £250 donation from Reds10, the Wolds Rangers kindly organised a Reds10-sponsored Croom Mabel Trod, a circular walk suitable for children and beginners, which was opened up to the general public and Reds10 community partners such as Men in Sheds and the Driffield Veterans Breakfast Club.
The walk started at 9:30am on Sunday 29th October in the Market Place, Driffield, and Croom Mabel telling her story, as well as a short presentation by the former Driffield Mayor, Mark Blakeston, over tea and cakes at the Cass Hall.
A heartfelf thanks to the Wolds Rangers for this unique opportunity to stretch our legs, learn more about the Wolds Rangers and of course the wider local community.
Reds10's initiative has previously donated to the local Cadets, the Driffield Foodbank and the local Men in Sheds , followed by extending our links within the local community as part of our Breaking Down Barriers campaign with Hull City Ladies FC, through donations to Great Driffield AFC under-15s team and Driffield El Veterans.