Maxine’s story: Day 221

Maxine’s story: Day 221

Maxine Brown, Founder of AmaDablam Specialising in handmade cashmere and Fairtrade Nepalese gifts, with profits from sales used to support Himalayan projects In 2015, I travelled to Nepal to help what became a small international volunteer group build a school in a...
Priscilla’s story: Day 217

Priscilla’s story: Day 217

Priscilla Casey, Founder of The Chosen Youth Movement (TCYM) A voluntary group providing a support network for youths from in and around the London area When I was a teenager, I was diagnosed with chronic depression and anxiety. I’d struggled with my mental health...
Alicia’s story: Day 172

Alicia’s story: Day 172

Alicia Grainger, Founder of Alicia Grainger Fundraising Helping charities to be more successful with grant fundraising through prospect research, bid writing and strategy I spent 16 years working in the charity sector – starting as an in-house fundraiser for a number...
Tracy’s story: Day 169

Tracy’s story: Day 169

Tracy Gilmour, Founder of The Warrior Mum Project Helping women to say F off to depression and anxiety so they can heal and thrive The reason I got into social work was because of the injustices I witnessed as a care assistant – particularly people with SEND and...
Karen’s story: Day 137

Karen’s story: Day 137

Karen Sterling, Boss Lady at BLAZE, The Firewalking Experts Working with organisations to provide safe, exciting and empowering fundraising and emotional events I’d been firewalking for 11 years when I met Martin, who’d founded BLAZE in 1984. A self-confessed ‘hippy’,...
Naseem’s story: Day 131

Naseem’s story: Day 131

Naseem Khan, Founder of Give Back 2U UK A Community Interest Company committed to advancing the skills and education of all women I was born and raised in Kenya, with my extended family living under the same roof – a common occurrence in our culture. My childhood was...