Auchinleck House, Ayrshire - 2022
The Ripple delivers a wide range of projects designed to help local people in Restalrig, Lochend and Craigentinny to help themselves.
Its Healthy Hub Walking Groups provide two weekly 30 minute walks that are led by trained volunteers and follow pre-planned local routes. The earlier walk is aimed at people who like to walk briskly and the later walk offers beginners a more gentle pace.
'I would never be able to afford anything like this, and life has been rough recently. My physical and mental health has been terrible the last three years, and I’ve never got any money to do anything really good. Its good that the people who own the buildings offer them to people who cant afford them.'
'Just getting away from the city made a massive difference to my head. I always thought I was a city person, and I never realised how different it is being surrounded by countryside.'
'I am always struggling for money and sometimes have to use the foodbank, and I would never be able to do something like this.'
'I’m so thankful that I could be here, thanks so much, I cant put into words what this has meant to me.'