Walking group win volunteer award for promoting active travel

Walk with Braveheart's volunteers have been recognised for their services to the community throughout the pandemic.

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The team of volunteers, who offer group walks around Clackmannanshire, supported locals throughout Covid-19 by dropping off shopping and essentials to people shielding from the virus.

As well as providing for the community during lockdown, the group were praised for encouraging family and friends to walk, cycle or use public transport where possible.

The group has been recognised as the winner of Active Travel Group of the Year at Paths for All’s Volunteer Awards 2021.

Walk Leader Ann said:

We are a walking group who encourage people to get out on walks, for both their mental and physical health.

The group’s role really changed during lockdown, we were getting people groceries, prescriptions, even walking their dogs if they were shielding!

Walk with Braveheart is a key project within the Braveheart Association, based in Falkirk, which supports individuals to improve their health and wellbeing through walking, health support and long-term conditions groups.

Ann said:

It’s amazing that the group’s getting recognition for its work. The people helping out, volunteering and taking part, makes such a big impact on not just themselves but the community.

Watch the group's video below.

Find out more about Walk with Braveheart on our website.

Walk with Braveheart was among 11 winners at Paths for All's 12th annual Volunteers Awards. You can find out about the rest of the winners here.