As a busy single mum, working full-time as an assistant chef at an independent care home, Becky dedicates every spare moment to her pioneering health and wellbeing camping initiative for single-parent families.
In 2020, she set up a Facebook group with her business partner Adam Howells to encourage people to pick up litter. It was this group that was later the catalyst for the hugely valuable summer camping programme.
“Like so many others, during lockdown, I walked more than ever and began noticing the amount of litter in my area. I started to litter pick every time I went out, and since then, my passion for educating others about the outdoors, and helping single-parent families like mine, has continued to grow.”
Rebecca says: “Lockdown was hard for single parents, the weight of jobs, responsibilities and loneliness took its toll, and I’m speaking from experience. I wanted to show people that getting outdoors, camping and enjoying nature can boost your mental health.”
“Adam and I came up with the idea of allowing single-parent families to go camping as a group, providing them with the help and support they’d need to enjoy a memorable break.”
Convinced she can do more, Rebecca has big plans for the future: “I want to help people enjoy and understand the importance and benefit of enjoying our wonderful countryside responsibly because, after all, our children are the future.”