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Equality

Cornwall Pride: Creating A Community For Everyone

๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ We LOVED speaking to Matthew Kenworthy-Gomes, CEO of Cornwall Pride

“Love who you want to love, be who you want to be.”

Cornwall Pride is a charity with a wealth of knowledge from community leader trustees all subject mater experts supporting the entire community.

They have a working group made up of amazing people that work tirelessly throughout the calendar year to provide events throughout the year and to help delver on Cornwall Prides charitable objectives.

They also work with LGBTQ+ groups throughout the Duchy to hold regular events in places that are accessible to all to highlight acceptance, tolerance and acceptance whilst facilitating safe spaces for people to come together, meet new friends and enjoy being themselves.

Find your voice and support Cornwall Pride: www.cornwallpride.org

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Wellbeing

The Woman Who’s Looking To Solve The World’s Mental Health Crisis

โšก๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฅ This week’s #EverydayHero is Meg Zeenat Wamithi, CEO at Mindmapper UK and global mental health educator.

“I had two options: either wait for someone else to do it… or do it myself.”

Mindmapper UK’s Vision for the future is constantly involving with every interaction they have with young people in their work.

They envision creating spaces in local communities around the world that allow young people to learn how to take care of their bodies, minds & bank accounts, engage in meaningful relationships and take part in work experience opportunties in their local communities.ย 

Learn more about Mindmapper UK here: https://www.mindmapperuk.com

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Wellbeing

Platform 8: The Travel Challenge That Inspired The MQ CEO

In our third episode of ‘CEOs in Unlikely Places’, we met Lea Milligan at Bristol Temple Meads Station.

Lea is the CEO of MQ, The UK leading research charity on Mental Health.

He has worked in the charity sector for 20 years, collaborating with people and setting up projects all over the country.

Back in 2008 he challenged a colleague to see who could visit every county of England with their job.

After 6 weeks of travelling, it all ended at Bristol Temple Meads Train Station on Platform 8.

A place that still inspires his mission to bring people together and make a difference in the world.

Find out more and support MQ Mental Health Research here https://www.mqmentalhealth.org/home/

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Culture

Why Brixton Market Means A Lot To This CEO

Dirk ran away from Germany to create a new life working with young entrepreneurs in London.

In our second episode of ‘CEOs in Unlikely Places’, we met Dirk Bischof at Brixton Market in South London.

Dirk is the founder of Hatch Enterprise, a charity that started in 2013.

Heโ€™s been following his passion to build responsible businesses since 2004 where heโ€™s worked on over 50 projects across the UK and Europe, focusing on sustainability, vocational training and entrepreneurship.

Dirk helped set-up a number of social enterprises and a commercial Solar PV company.

Heโ€™s passionate about Hatch Enterprise and helping people get their ventures off the ground. Find out more and support Hatch here.

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Equality

The Game Bringing Together The Visually Impaired

Showdown: The new sport revolutionising visually impaired sports.

Showdown is a fun, and fast-paced game specifically designed for those with a visual impairment.

It has a unique twist: anyone can play as all players wear a blindfold. The game is the first of its kind, and an extension of Goalball UK, a national charity that provides and promotes sporting opportunities from grassroots to GB squads for blind and partially sighted people across the UK.

Showdown sessions are currently running at the Sir Philip Game Centre in Croydon.

For further details, email [email protected] or call Robin on 07889648925.

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Equality

The Man On A mission to prevent poverty

Bringing the Big Issue to the forefront of people’s thoughts

The Big Issue is a street newspaper founded by John Bird and Gordon Roddick in September 1991.

To this day it has supported over 92,000 people in its mission to prevent poverty.

John Bird is our latest Everyday Hero. The “ex criminal, ex drunk, ex homeless and ex everything else” is a reminder that anything is possible when we work together.

Thank you John!

Find out how you can support

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Culture

The Woman Who Set Up A Food Bank In 24 Hours

It all started with a simple text message.

In the space of 24 hours, a small but keen group prepared and distributed 400 meals.

In this episode of ‘Everyday Hero’, we meet Claire Donovan, the woman behind Cooking Champions, a social enterprise set up specifically to benefit and support individuals and families in the North London community.

Find out how to support Cooking Champions.

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Wellbeing

Exploring Mental Health In football with Alex Iwobi & Beder

An honest chat with Beder Founder Razzak Mirjan and Everton midfielder Alex Iwobi about all things mental health

Everton and Super-Eagles footballer Alex Iwobi sits down with the Charity Beder and it’s founder Razzak Mirjan to discuss how the Premier League star looks after his mental health in football.

The Beder World Cup Experience is a first of its kind exhibition and experience, harnessing the power of the World Cup, to raise awareness around mental health and suicide prevention in support of Beder and Beder FC.

Beder is a charity taking a unique approach to softly raising awareness around these important societal issues bringing people together who share similar interests through a range of events and initiatives in order to reduce the number of people suffering in silence and feeling that taking their own life is the only option.

Beder was founded in November 2019 by Razzak Mirjan and his family following the loss of Beder Mirjan who sadly died at the age of 18 in April 2017.

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Equality

The Stables For The Disabled Bringing Joy To All Ages

We met the team at Park Lane Stables to learn more about riding for the disabled.

Park Lane Stables is an award winning Riding For The Disabled Centre enabling disabled people to experience Horses.

Being around horses enriches the lives of children and adults with disabilities or learning difficulties.

Whether on the autistic spectrum, visually impaired, or a full-time wheelchair user, we offer activities that can help improve confidence, skills and self-esteem, set within a supportive and friendly environment.

All sessions are run by qualified RDA, Pony Club, and natural horsemanship coaches most of whom are volunteers.