Such an incredible honour to have volunteered with the Care4Calais team in Calais and Dunkirk. Their compassion and work ethic is second to none and they do so much to help and support those who have lost everything, in the most difficult of circumstances.
Care4Calais is a refugee crisis charity that helps with delivering essential aid and support, such as food and medical supplies, to refugees living in the UK, France, and Belgium.
So glad that I could be a part of this experience to help with the crisis in Calais.
I’m officially in the Christmas spirit!
It was such a pleasure to open the Christmas fair at Penwortham, and hear the school choir perform together after two years! Lots of Christmas cheer and great stalls. I wanted to congratulate the Penwortham choir on their legendary performance.
Thank you for the opportunity to attend!
Today is Small Business Saturday and it is important to me to understand what it's like to run a local business, and the challenges and successes that people in our local community experience.
So I rolled up my sleeves and got stuck into a shift at Tooting's famous flower stall with local legend Chris.
Chris was absolutely wonderful! Thank you for teaching me a few things about the flower industry! I’m looking forward to learning more.
Tom's Farm at Nightingale Academy is truly special.
From taking care of the animals to competing in national young farmer competitions, students here are provided with the very best learning opportunities. These kids have an outlet to learn about agriculture and animals in a supportive environment.
I’m so proud of the work the farm is doing, and I’m looking forward to returning to see everyone soon - especially the adorable animals.
This week the Council finally listened to us!
Our beloved Tooting Bec Athletics Track will be saved and get the investment it so desperately needs and deserves.
To lose such a valuable asset in our community would be a devastating blow to so many of our young people. Having this track will be useful for encouraging young people to be physically active and lead a healthy lifestyle.
Thank you to everyone who joined the efforts to save our track!
It was an absolute pleasure to spend time at Beatrix Potter school today. The students were engaged, Year 3's cursive handwriting was impressive, and Year 6 had insightful suggestions on tackling the climate emergency. It's safe to say there were some future leaders in the room!
It’s incredibly insightful to see young leaders develop and put their ideas into practice to shape the world in the future. I was truly inspired.
Thank you for having me!
It was an absolute pleasure to spend time at the Khalsa Centre Gurdwara here in Tooting, sharing prayers and food.
It was nice to meet the Sikh community at the Gurdwara. Our community is a vibrant and multicultural place, and the diversity of our community is such a strength.
Thank you so much for the warm welcome.
Last week was the first time in two years, Tooting came together for the Multi-Faith Peace Ceremony. The importance of this ceremony is that leaders of the main faiths and civic leaders gather with the general public to express prayers and wishes for peace and community solidarity.
Our community stood side-by-side, many faiths, all ages, and people from all walks of life who bonded over those differences.
It was a real honour to be asked to speak and say a few words. Thank you.
It was a privilege to speak at the 13th Annual Black Mental Health Conference, hosted by Wandsworth Community Empowerment Network.
As a society, we have to understand the role cultural contact and intersecting identities play when working to support those struggling with their mental health.
And we must continue to push back against stigma and foster an open and honest dialogue around mental health in our communities.
Thank you for having me.
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