About Us

Our Mission

Run by ‘Move The Masses‘, Move Mates’ mission is to create healthy communities by enabling people to improve their wellbeing through exercise.

We break down barriers to exercise, especially for those most vulnerable.

We provide flexible, rewarding volunteering opportunities linked to physical activity.

We empower people to reclaim their local public spaces as places to exercise.

We promote the physical and mental health benefits that regular activity brings.

Photo of Egg Cameron, Chief executive of Move the Masses
“For me, the real impact is measured through feedback and stories; the personal journeys of people who we have helped to overcome the barriers and challenges they face.”

Egg Cameron – Chief Executive

Photo of Move Mates scheme volunteer, building healthy community in York

Move Mates

Our Move Mates project helps people to get out and about with the support of a volunteer walking buddy.
We pair people with a Move Mate volunteer living or working within the same local community to meet regularly for a walk.

This can be a walk to the shops, to collect a prescription or simply a stroll round the local area.  Move Mates supports people of all ages to improve both physical and mental wellbeing. We provide the motivation, company and moral support to help people to become more active and less socially isolated.

Move Mates currently operates in York, but we can help if you’d like to start your own Move Mates project in your local area.  

Move Map

Our website and interactive Move Map enables people to reclaim their local open spaces as the place to get active.
We give you free access to our Move Map, where you can see the locations of outdoor exercise equipment, find a local walk or get inspired with one of our workout challenges. Registered website users have the opportunity to log activities to unlock achievements!

Our aim is to reduce health inequalities by enabling people from all walks of life to enjoy the physical and mental benefits of moving.
Move Map graphic, map of outdoor gyms in York

Our Trustees

Our amazing trustees ensure the work we do has the biggest impact.

Find out a bit more about them below.

Hayden Holmes

Hayden is our Chair of Trustees. As a Health Economist, he’s always keen to show the many ways we improve people’s health outcomes.

Jack Strickland

Jack is our Treasurer, his wealth of accounting experience keeps our finances on track. He is also a keen rugby player.

Brigit Coleman-Green

Brigit has responsibility for overseeing our fundraising activities and supports our bid writing efforts.

Angela Graham

Ange supports our HR, governance and safeguarding functions. She’s a keen ultrarunner and volunteers with us too! 

Tounse Falaiye

Toun is our Secretary and keeps everyone in order. She has a background in Public Health.

Vicky Robertson

Vicky is our legal expert, she guides us with her knowledge of charity law and governance.

Volunteer Today!

Want to volunteer to support others in your local area? We have a range of volunteer roles to suit different people with different availability and our volunteer community is a fun place to be!

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