Mexborough residents urged to join Walking with Tommy sessions

Tommy Joyce MBE, second from the right, with other walkers.
Tommy Joyce MBE, second from the right, with other walkers.
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Residents joined marathon man Tommy Joyce MBE for a social walk around Mexborough.

The first Walking with Tommy stroll took in Mexborough, Adwick-on-Dearne and the banks of the River Don on its six-mile route last Sunday.

Tommy Joyce.  Picture: Malcolm Billingham

Tommy Joyce. Picture: Malcolm Billingham

Several residents joined dedicated Tommy for the walk, which he started as a way of giving people a lift in times of austerity.

The former school caretaker, who was awarded the MBE for his charity marathon fundraising, said: “I wanted to do something to put a smile on peoples’ faces.”

Tommy, right, and also pictured across, second in from the right, with others on the first walking session.

The walks will be held every Sunday, starting at the old school entrance on Maple Road at 9am. For more details visit the Mexborough First Facebook page.