Sara’s story: Day 272

Sara’s story: Day 272

Sara Yasmin Ahmed, Co-Founder & Chair of Chazuka Project Supporting young people and their families in Chazuka, Malawi to realise their potential  At university I had post-traumatic stress disorder and struggled to leave the house. In my mid-twenties, I travelled...
Gillian’s story: Day 249

Gillian’s story: Day 249

Gillian Seale, Author and Illustrator at Tailored Yarn CIC Leaving a legacy of words through beautiful bespoke children’s books for families with terminal illness I’ve always enjoyed reading and love telling stories – although, as an author, it’s hard to admit...
Kate’s story: Day 234

Kate’s story: Day 234

Kate Blakemore, CEO of Motherwell Cheshire CIO Bridging the gap in support services for women’s wellbeing across Cheshire I had a miscarriage in January 2017 and agonised whether to talk about it publicly. My sister said to me that if I didn’t, I wouldn’t be...
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...