Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking, has been nominated in three categories at this year’s prestigious Charity Times Awards.
The charity has been recognised for its PR and campaigning work to promote walking and campaign for better streets across the UK. In addition Jenni Wiggle, Senior Director at Living Streets, is nominated in the ‘Supporting executive of the year’ category. Jenni oversees major project delivery such as Living Streets Walk to School programme, delivering demonstrable impact in local communities.
Joe Irvin, Chief Executive, Living Streets said:
“Jenni Wiggle is a highly respected and capable professional, who provides strong leadership balanced with empathetic understanding of the needs of staff and service beneficiaries. She has been critical to the success of Living Streets in recent times. She is one of the few women in a senior position in the transport sector.”
Living Streets is also nominated in the ‘PR team of the year’ and ‘Campaigning team of the year’ categories. These nominations recognise the team’s high levels of quality coverage across the year, in particular their efforts during Walk to School Week and National Walking Month in May 2018, resulting in 130 pieces of national media coverage including features in the Guardian, BBC Newsnight and ITV; trending #1 UK-wide on Twitter; and over 80 events across the UK.
Over one million children and parents took to their feet during Walk to School Week and the level of coverage means that the charity is well placed for its campaigning activity, has increased its reputation and strengthened its supporter base.
We’re delighted to support Living Streets in this recognition of their hard and effective work. We’ve been a key partner to the charity for a number of years and fully support the work they do to make walking everyday a usual choice for all generations.