Step Out Sheffield - Ramblers volunteer award
Congratulations to Step out Sheffield, who were presented with the Ramblers Innovation award for all the hard work they put in to keep their scheme running after funding was cut in 2016.
Why they were nominated:
Step Out Sheffield started in 1999 as a pilot scheme between the Ranger Service and the Medical Centre.
People with various medical conditions were given 'prescriptions' for a weekly walk by Rangers trained by Walking for Health.
In March 2016 the funding for Step out Sheffield was cut and the scheme lost its council-employed co-ordinator. The future of the scheme was uncertain but thanks to the determination and dedication of the 120 volunteers involved, Step Out Sheffield is still in existence and continuing to flourish, leading around 24 health walks for 550 people each week.
Head over to the Ramblers website to read their walk and talk with Step out Sheffield coordinator Sue Lee