Nick Griffin – Chair of Trustees
Our volunteers lead group walks which are more about the socialising and fresh air than the walking!
Wellbeing Walks enable people to socialise with each other in a friendly, unpressured setting. This increases confidence among participants and brings people together, providing an opportunity for people to make connections in their local community, which in turn tackles social isolation.
These group walks are up to a mile in distance, and the pace is very gentle, with plenty of opportunity to take a break, sit and natter.
Egg Cameron – Chief Executive
This can be a walk to the shops, to collect a prescription or simply a stroll round the local area. Move Mates supports people of all ages to improve both physical and mental wellbeing. We provide the motivation, company and moral support to help people to become more active and less socially isolated.
Move Mates currently operates in York, but we can help if you’d like to start your own Move Mates project in your local area.
Our aim is to reduce health inequalities by enabling people from all walks of life to enjoy the physical and mental benefits of moving.
Son of Move Mate Beneficiary
Our amazing trustees ensure the work we do has the biggest impact.
Find out a bit more about them below.
Nick Griffin is our ultra-marathon running Chair of Trustees. He’s passionate about bringing the joy of exercise to everybody.
John Bourton had lost motivation for exercise after retiring and realised how good he felt when he started moving again.
Brigit has responsibility for overseeing our fundraising activities and supports our bid writing to keep us funded.
Barbara is our Secretary and makes sure we’re all well organised and stick to our deadlines!
Jack is our Treasurer, his wealth of accounting experience keeps our finances on track. He is also a keen rugby player.
Vicky is our legal expert, she guides us with her knowledge of charity law and governance.
Want to volunteer to support others in your local area? We have a range of volunteer roles to suit different people with different availability and our volunteer community is a fun place to be!