Active Stirling Volunteer Walk Leader, Mike Andrew, received the Dementia Friendly Walking Volunteer of the Year Award, at the 2022 Paths for All Annual Volunteer Awards, on Wednesday 28 September.
The awards took place at The Scottish Parliament, Garden Lobby, with Volunteers from across the country present, and the awards were presented by Maree Todd, Public Minister for Public Health, Women's Health, and Sport.
Mike was unable to attend the event but Laura Taylor, Physical Activity Inclusion Officer with Active Stirling, collected the award on Mike’s behalf along with Dunblane Health Walkers June Emery, Sheila Macleod, Robert Hay, and Lee Emery.
Mike has been with Active Stirling since 2015 and we have very much appreciated Mike’s contribution to the Stirling Walking Network over the past 7 years. During this time Mike has been consistently reliable, committed and dedicated to the Health Walk group in Dunblane. When Mike was told he had won this award, he was quick to let me know that it is a group effort, and his winning couldn't have been achieved without the support from our other walk leaders and the walkers who attend.
There is always a friendly welcome from Mike and the other Active Stirling Walk Leaders and testament to this is in the number of walkers who attend and regularly come back to the Dunblane Health walk. Mike not only runs a fantastically well-structured and planned health walk, suitable for a diverse range of walkers he also definitely goes the extra mile to make everyone feel welcome.
Let's hear from Mike Andrew, Active Stirling's Dementia Friendly Walking Volunteer of the Year.
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Header image - L-R - Active Stirling Health Walk Leaders (in high-viz vests) Karen Aberdeen, Mike Andrew, Norma Adam & John Munro with Dunblane Health Walkers.
Image 2 – Active Stirling’s Laura Taylor, with Dunblane Health Walkers L-R June Emery, Sheila Macleod, Robert Hay, and Lee Emery.
Image 3 – Dunblane Health Walkers - Robert Hay, Lee Emery, June Emery, and Sheila Macleod.