Step out Sheffield


Pride of Handsworth 'Outstanding Contribution to the Community' winner - Volunteer Health Walk Leader (Handsworth Walk) - Margaret Hibberd.

Margaret received her award from Clive Betts MP on Friday 11th October 2019. Margaret has been a corner-stone of the very successful Handsworth Health walk Group for 15 years and introduced many people to the joy of walking in the process.

 




Double-spread feature in the Sheffield Telegraph by David Bocking to celebrate 20 years of Health walks in Sheffield. May 2019.

20 years ago the first health walk in Sheffield was established in Parson Cross. From those modest beginnings, in late-April 1999, the scheme has flourished and there are now walks at 29 locations across the city every week. Over the years we've notched up just over 400,000 walker attendances. Initially administrated by the Ranger Service (Sheffield City Council) and supported by the then South West Primary Care Trust, these walks have always been delivered by trained volunteers. Today, thanks to austerity cuts, the volunteers don't only deliver the walks but they administer the scheme and train up new leaders. Since April 2016 when we became volunteer-led, the Sheffield health walk scheme has been called 'Step out Sheffield'. We are the biggest entirely volunteer-led scheme in the country and provide regular walks and social inclusion, free of charge, for hundreds of people every week on a miniscule budget. Below are some of the photographs published in the Star.They were taken by David Bocking who wrote the feature and owns the copyright of the photographs. 

NOTE:
All photographs are copyright David Bocking 2019. The copyright holder MUST be contacted for any other use by any other
parties, and any unauthorised use will be treated as a breach of copyright. David Bocking is an NUJ member. Contact: photos@bocking.co.uk 

In December 2018, St Wilfrid's client Paul, who regularly attends our Bramall Lane walk on Wednesday mornings, won a cup and a medal for winning the St Wilfrid's dominoes challenge. Tony Curie presented Paul with his prizes. 








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