BBC Essex have this week announced the four finalists in the BBC Essex Make a Difference Awards 2023. Our very own Jo Bryant and the Finding Your Feet Walks are one of the finalists in the Together Category.
The Together Award is awarded to an individual or group of people who have created a real change by breaking down barriers and bringing people together from different walks of life for a common cause.
Finding Your Feet, which is a programme of weekly walks in the Braintree area brings people together to improve health and wellbeing and has been a huge success for many years. The group also streams online into care homes and for those who can’t leave their own homes through ill health. This has been such a lifeline especially during the pandemic.
By offering supported walks Jo has been able to meet the needs of those who may have previously felt less motivated or confident to attend, through depression or weight issues to purely to a lack of confidence to join groups.
The four finalists will find out if they have won at the BBC Essex Make A Difference Awards ceremony on 21 September 2023.
Good luck Jo
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