Native group strides to success with nationwide award win

Killin Well being Walks carry group collectively

A FLAGSHIP mission has been celebrated for its optimistic impression throughout the Killin group by Scotland’s nationwide strolling charity.

The Killin Group from the Stroll within the Park community has been named the Well being Stroll Group of the Yr at Paths for All’s Volunteer Awards 2023.

Round 25 individuals be a part of eight volunteer Stroll Leaders for the free weekly periods, which have been praised by partakers for connecting communities, bettering vitality ranges, and boosting confidence to be energetic.

A latest member survey of the Stroll within the Park teams discovered that 88% of individuals noticed an enchancment of their social wellbeing, whereas round three quarters of walkers noticed enhancements within the bodily and psychological well being after becoming a member of the weekly walks.

The Killin Walking Group has been named as Health Walk Group of the Year at Paths For All 2023 Volunteer Awards.

Fiona McGregor, Senior Well being Stroll Coordinator for Stroll within the Park, mentioned: “We’re thrilled our volunteers have been recognised for his or her work in Killin, they honestly are an asset to the group.

“The Killin Group are at all times searching for new methods to interact with locals and go above and past to make sure the walks are accessible for all. Because of this they launched the night walks this 12 months; they’re already proving to be an enormous success.

“Not solely do the Well being Stroll leaders supply a significant service, however additionally they share data of the native space in addition to the bodily and psychological advantages of being energetic.”

Based in 2012, The Killin Group maintain weekly Well being Walks within the morning all year long and within the evenings fortnightly through the Summer time months, in addition to Power and Steadiness periods that provide workouts to bolster muscle tissue and enhance stability. The group additionally supply Dementia Pleasant periods, in addition to ending walks in native cafes to supply a extra social factor.

The Killin Group is considered one of six Well being Stroll groups beneath Stroll within the Park, the flagship mission of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs Countryside Belief.

Stroll within the Park helps greater than 280 individuals throughout the Nationwide Park and presents Power and Steadiness periods in 4 communities, in addition to ‘In Step with Nature’ challenges, annual occasions and volunteer coaching.

Stroll within the Park’s Killin group had been recommended at Paths for All’s 14th annual awards ceremony on the Scottish Parliament on 27 September.

The Killin Walking Group has been named as Health Walk Group of the Year at Paths For All 2023 Volunteer Awards.

Hosted by the BBC Scotland’s Fiona Stalker, with awards offered by sponsoring MSP Nicola Sturgeon, the occasion recognised 10 teams and people all through Scotland who’ve gone the additional mile to maintain their communities energetic.

Maree Todd, Minister for Social Care, Psychological Wellbeing and Sport “Supporting individuals in Scotland to stroll and wheel is a key a part of our imaginative and prescient of a rustic the place extra persons are extra energetic, extra usually.

“An enormous variety of extremely motivated and expert persons are serving to us ship this imaginative and prescient, particularly the passionate volunteers who accomplish that a lot to assist others overcome challenges to participation and facilitate actions throughout the nation.

“They are surely inspirational, the popularity from Paths for All in these Awards could be very nicely deserved.”

Kevin Lafferty, Chief Government Officer at Paths for All, mentioned: “Yearly I’m blown away on the variety of unimaginable teams and volunteers on the market decided to make a distinction. The work carried out by volunteers is immediately bettering the nation’s bodily, psychological and social well being, lowering social isolation and loneliness and serving to individuals make extra environmentally pleasant life-style selections.

“It’s been improbable internet hosting the awards on the Scottish Parliament once more this 12 months, I at all times take pleasure in getting to socialize with our wonderful volunteers and listen to first-hand concerning the invaluable contributions they’ve been making.

“Thanks to everybody for his or her efforts and ongoing dedication.”

Paths for All works with the Scottish Authorities and 30 companions to help and ship nationwide insurance policies, such because the Nationwide Strolling Technique and different ‘energetic journey’ initiative to enhance the psychological, social and bodily well being of the nation.

The charity awards hundreds of kilos price of grants to worthwhile initiatives that enhance well being, promote strolling and enhance environments for individuals to be energetic in – making for a happier, more healthy, greener Scotland.

To seek out out extra about Stroll within the Park, go to: https://trustinthepark.org/walk-in-the-park/

A full listing of Volunteer Award winners 2023 could be discovered on Paths for All’s web site: http://www.pathsforall.org.uk/volunteerawards

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Killin Well being Walks carry group collectively

A FLAGSHIP mission has been celebrated for its optimistic impression throughout the Killin group by Scotland’s nationwide strolling charity.

The Killin Group from the Stroll within the Park community has been named the Well being Stroll Group of the Yr at Paths for All’s Volunteer Awards 2023.

Round 25 individuals be a part of eight volunteer Stroll Leaders for the free weekly periods, which have been praised by partakers for connecting communities, bettering vitality ranges, and boosting confidence to be energetic.

A latest member survey of the Stroll within the Park teams discovered that 88% of individuals noticed an enchancment of their social wellbeing, whereas round three quarters of walkers noticed enhancements within the bodily and psychological well being after becoming a member of the weekly walks.

The Killin Walking Group has been named as Health Walk Group of the Year at Paths For All 2023 Volunteer Awards.

Fiona McGregor, Senior Well being Stroll Coordinator for Stroll within the Park, mentioned: “We’re thrilled our volunteers have been recognised for his or her work in Killin, they honestly are an asset to the group.

“The Killin Group are at all times searching for new methods to interact with locals and go above and past to make sure the walks are accessible for all. Because of this they launched the night walks this 12 months; they’re already proving to be an enormous success.

“Not solely do the Well being Stroll leaders supply a significant service, however additionally they share data of the native space in addition to the bodily and psychological advantages of being energetic.”

Based in 2012, The Killin Group maintain weekly Well being Walks within the morning all year long and within the evenings fortnightly through the Summer time months, in addition to Power and Steadiness periods that provide workouts to bolster muscle tissue and enhance stability. The group additionally supply Dementia Pleasant periods, in addition to ending walks in native cafes to supply a extra social factor.

The Killin Group is considered one of six Well being Stroll groups beneath Stroll within the Park, the flagship mission of Loch Lomond & The Trossachs Countryside Belief.

Stroll within the Park helps greater than 280 individuals throughout the Nationwide Park and presents Power and Steadiness periods in 4 communities, in addition to ‘In Step with Nature’ challenges, annual occasions and volunteer coaching.

Stroll within the Park’s Killin group had been recommended at Paths for All’s 14th annual awards ceremony on the Scottish Parliament on 27 September.

The Killin Walking Group has been named as Health Walk Group of the Year at Paths For All 2023 Volunteer Awards.

Hosted by the BBC Scotland’s Fiona Stalker, with awards offered by sponsoring MSP Nicola Sturgeon, the occasion recognised 10 teams and people all through Scotland who’ve gone the additional mile to maintain their communities energetic.

Maree Todd, Minister for Social Care, Psychological Wellbeing and Sport “Supporting individuals in Scotland to stroll and wheel is a key a part of our imaginative and prescient of a rustic the place extra persons are extra energetic, extra usually.

“An enormous variety of extremely motivated and expert persons are serving to us ship this imaginative and prescient, particularly the passionate volunteers who accomplish that a lot to assist others overcome challenges to participation and facilitate actions throughout the nation.

“They are surely inspirational, the popularity from Paths for All in these Awards could be very nicely deserved.”

Kevin Lafferty, Chief Government Officer at Paths for All, mentioned: “Yearly I’m blown away on the variety of unimaginable teams and volunteers on the market decided to make a distinction. The work carried out by volunteers is immediately bettering the nation’s bodily, psychological and social well being, lowering social isolation and loneliness and serving to individuals make extra environmentally pleasant life-style selections.

“It’s been improbable internet hosting the awards on the Scottish Parliament once more this 12 months, I at all times take pleasure in getting to socialize with our wonderful volunteers and listen to first-hand concerning the invaluable contributions they’ve been making.

“Thanks to everybody for his or her efforts and ongoing dedication.”

Paths for All works with the Scottish Authorities and 30 companions to help and ship nationwide insurance policies, such because the Nationwide Strolling Technique and different ‘energetic journey’ initiative to enhance the psychological, social and bodily well being of the nation.

The charity awards hundreds of kilos price of grants to worthwhile initiatives that enhance well being, promote strolling and enhance environments for individuals to be energetic in – making for a happier, more healthy, greener Scotland.

To seek out out extra about Stroll within the Park, go to: https://trustinthepark.org/walk-in-the-park/

A full listing of Volunteer Award winners 2023 could be discovered on Paths for All’s web site: http://www.pathsforall.org.uk/volunteerawards

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