Meg Whyte walked a mile around Cosmeston lakes on Father’s Day as part of the Co-op’s initiative. She took part in this in remembrance of her dad, Allister Davis, who passed away in 2006.
Nub News got in touch with her to find out a bit more about what drove her to get involved with the scheme.
“I think the co-op initiative is a good idea. It gave me motivation and a reason to do something positive for Father's day, a day which I usually try not to think about too much.
“It's also been good to get me out of the house during lockdown, where I definitely haven't been exercising daily because it can be hard to think of something interesting to do.
“I saw a Co-op piece which was specifically "walk a mile in memory of dad" rather than just walk a mile for/with dad, and linked to Co-op funeral care rather than just the Co-op.
“I think that was important for getting my attention, as I tend to dismiss Father's day stuff as not relevant to me so I thought it was nice that it was acknowledging those of us who have lost our fathers and the role Father's day can still have in our lives.
“I'm not sure I have any specific memories of Father's day from the past, but his favourite way to celebrate was to get a takeaway from the local Indian restaurant and enjoy it at home as a family.
“Usually on Father's day I send a card or a message to a friend of my dad's, Jim Turner, who helped me out a lot after my dad died and most recently took on the Father of the bride responsibilities at my wedding, giving me away and doing a speech.
“He even wore a pair of my dad's shoes to the wedding so a part of him could be there, which I thought was a really nice gesture. I also send a message or card to my stepdad, Paul Summerill, who's been supportive.”
The Co-op invited local residents to sign up to receive the shirts to help mark and remember the special day as well as helping well-being and fitness by getting people out in the open air.
Come to Penarth Library on Monday, December 20 between 11am and 12.30pm for festive fun with the Dogs Trust. Suitable for children between 7 and 11...