Steppers UK - Diversity Outdoors

Steppers UK is an outdoors organisation that aims to encourage diverse and under represented communities to participate in outdoor activities. Currently, Steppers UK focuses on hiking and cycling with plans to explore the outdoors further in the future. The inspiration behind Steppers UK comes from wanting to improve representation in the outdoors & change the image & stigma associated with being ‘outdoorsy’ or enjoying outdoor activities. Many communities have a heritage in Africa, The Caribbean & Asia, where nature is in abundance and very much part of culture, however, there is a disconnect with the people of the diaspora. We have lost contact with nature. Steppers UK aims to encourage communities to reconnect and discover the plethora of benefits of being outdoors. Steppers UK aims to support the mental & physical well being of these communities as well as expanding the life perspectives of those who often spend most of their lives in the city. This is essential & we aim to do this by providing fun & comfortable environments for people to explore the wonders of the Countryside, forests, rural and coastal lands of the UK. Steppers UK provides opportunities for all abilities with plans to expand in the future by offering specific services for young people, schools & organisations. We are extremely excited about our first project The #AONBChallenge. Over the course of 2 years (Dates TBC), This Unique Challenge will see us visit all 46 Areas Of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in England & Wales. An area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) is land protected by the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CROW Act). It protects the land to conserve and enhance its natural beauty. This project will focus on providing educational & therapeutic experiences for our participants. Your monetary support will go towards providing staff, travel, accommodation, food, outdoor skills building, promotion, insurance & necessary equipment for this project to take place.  Steppers UK aims: -Promote diversity within outdoor spaces & improve access for those lacking ability, representation, or opportunity - Increase the physical & mental well-being of our participants - Normalise the visibility of Black & Brown faces within outdoor activities - Support participates to eradicate any fears & stigmas associated with the outdoors - Provide fun & therapeutic experiences in nature - Create communities of outdoor enthusiasts & equip them with the skills and knowledge required for outdoor activities to become a recreational part of their lives - Create more environmentally friendly communities - Through outdoor activities create spaces to build healthier, caring, and open-minded communities.   The Outdoors is for everyone! Please follow our social media for updates on our project, budget & further events. Facebook: Steppers UK  IG: @Steppers UK  Twitter: SteppersUK  Any questions/queries can be emailed to [email redacted] Your support is greatly appreciated. Thank you – Steppers UK
  • Sahdya Darr 
    • £40 
    • 1 mo
  • Miriam Morrison 
    • £10 
    • 2 mos
  • Sarah Williams 
    • £32 
    • 5 mos
  • Oliver Swingler 
    • £10 
    • 5 mos
  • Susan McCollin-Wiltshire 
    • £10 
    • 5 mos
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Organizer

Cherelle Harding 
Organizer
Coventry, West Midlands, United Kingdom
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