Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking, is shortlisted for three awards at the national Charity Times Awards 2020.

The Charity Times Awards celebrates best practice in the UK charity sector, with Living Streets being nominated for Campaign of the Year, Charity with the Best Social Media Presence, and Trustee Board of the Year.

Results will be announced at a virtual awards ceremony on 3 September, 2020.  

Campaign of the Year

In 2019, Living Streets celebrated its 90th anniversary with a campaign which reflected on our founding achievements – introducing the first zebra crossings, driving tests and urban speed limits – whilst looking ahead to our aims for the next 10 years.

The campaign saw us raise our profile, strengthen the voice for walking and diversify our income with widespread media coverage and a range of events. 

90th anniversary zebra crossing
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Charity with the best social media presence

Our nomination for social media presence comes after our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our #walkingfromhome campaign helped people stay aware of restrictions, campaigned for more space for pedestrians to socially distance and shared good news stories of people enjoying the respite walking offered.

The campaign saw 3.7K posts with the #walkingfromhome hashtag within six weeks alone, leading to national news coverage and new audiences.

Trustee Board of the Year

Living Streets’ Board of Trustees is recognised for the expertise and strategic direction given to the charity.

Coming from a diverse range of backgrounds and sectors, Trustees generously share their skills outside of the boardroom, including contributing to the 90th anniversary and #walkingfromhome communications, and setting up subgroups to develop staff and grow charity membership.

Board of Trustees

These nominations not only recognise the hard work of everyone across Living Streets but also our tenacity and ability to be flexible in challenging circumstances. With the story of our proud 90-year history, we’ve been able to further raise our profile reaching even more people at such an important time for walking. We look forward to building on these foundations as we launch our new five year strategy this October.

Jenni Wiggle, Interim CEO, Living Streets