‘Ride Along’ by Shaila Sharif


Every competent person you see was once a novice. I’d finally decided to listen to my friend who, over the years had been inviting me to take up cycling.  I suddenly realised that my passion wasn’t solely reserved for long-distance walks or mountain climbing (more about that soon), but it turns out I had a [...]

‘Ride Along’ by Shaila Sharif2021-05-17T21:27:44+00:00

‘Saheli- A Place of Growth’ by Elisangela Melo Liani


Me and my family, we arrived in this country from Brazil on June 26, 2006. I didn't know, but this same day Saheli was born too! I believe in God and I believe that He controls all things. I also believe that all things work together for the good of those who love God. So I really like the idea that Saheli was God's plan to bless many lives, including mine and my family.

‘Saheli- A Place of Growth’ by Elisangela Melo Liani2021-06-05T09:50:27+00:00

‘Walking into change’ by Rakhyia Begum


I was told by a friend there was a women’s group in Balsall Heath that had an amazing adventure activity scheme for young girls – the organiser Naseem Akhtar was really something! She said I should go along and meet her maybe see if there was any opportunity to volunteer? I rang apprehensively and was invited to the Balsall Heath Community Forum.

‘Walking into change’ by Rakhyia Begum2021-06-05T09:52:02+00:00