Black Lives Matter – a message from the Chair and CEO

The worldwide protests that have followed the killing of George Floyd have prompted many of us to reflect on what we as individuals and organisations are doing to end racism and discrimination in our society.  
 
The Ramblers is built on the belief that everyone deserves the right to experience the joy of walking outdoors. And it is also our duty as a membership organisation and an employer, to do all we can to ensure we are a truly diverse and inclusive place to work, volunteer and join. 

So, we wanted to take this opportunity to say to all our supporters, but particularly those of you who have been personally affected by racism or discrimination in any form, that we stand in solidarity and support with you.  
   
We know actions speak louder than words and that we have some way to go to be a truly diverse organisation and to achieve our ambitions around fairer access to the outdoors for everyone - but we are listening and learning and want to improve. 
 
As a start, we will be organising a series of listening groups involving staff and volunteers from across the organisation. If you have any questions, please email us at ramblers@ramblers.org.uk 
 
Tanya Curry, CEO 
Kate Ashbrook, Chair