Ramblers President Kate Ashbrook is keen to share her campaigning experience to help Ramblers volunteers with campaigning and lobbying.
“When I was elected President at last year’s General Council I explained that my role was principally to encourage Ramblers volunteers in their vital campaigning and lobbying” explains Kate. “Whether it’s to get paths in good order, remove an obstruction, lobby the highway authority to maintain the path budget or win new access, I’m keen to help”.
As President, Kate got involved with a number of Ramblers successes in 2012. “I joined the celebrations for the opening of the first stretch of England’s new coastal access at Weymouth in Dorset, celebrated a new definitive route at Shiplake in Oxfordshire and gave a hand to Nottinghamshire Ramblers in their campaign to claim paths in Sherwood Forest.”
And Kate wants to do more. If she can help with your campaign – by sharing her campaigning experience, boosting your publicity, attending a meeting with councillors or celebrating a success – please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kate has also written about how important the work of Ramblers volunteers is – and how you can turn your activities into successful local and wider campaigns – in the latest issue of Walk magazine. You can also read Kate’s article on the Walk magazine website.