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My Champion Journey by Sundas Mughal

My Champion Journey by Sundas Mughal

Our Community Champions are Better Start Bradford’s biggest assets. They are rooted in their communities and provide trusted peer to peer motivation around our key aim to give children the best start in our area of Bradford. One of our Community Champions, Sundas Mughal, shares her champion journe...


Is this the year of the multi-volunteer?

Mum of three, Irem Ahmed is one of our ‘multi-volunteers’, who volunteers for two of our projects: Home-Start Better Start and the Perinatal Support Service. Here, Irem shares why she finds volunteering so rewarding. Irem's Story I was on a Home-Start preparation course for family support volu...


One volunteer’s Better Start Bradford journey

Some people join the Better Start Bradford family and very quickly become indispensable. Maryiam is one such individual. She has experienced Better Start Bradford as both a participant and volunteer, and is grateful for the abundance of opportunities it has brought. We are equally grateful to her f...


Reasons to support your staff to volunteer

Better Start Bradford Programme Director, Michaela Howell, reflects on the benefits of supporting your staff to volunteer. “Mum, Brownies will close unless a mum can help out”. This was what my 7 year old daughter shouted at me as she came running out of her Brownie group. Of course, I offere...


Volunteer support – the best decision I ever made!

When Rukhsana Hassan, 30, was offered the support of a Home-Start Better Start volunteer, she was initially reluctant to let a ‘stranger’ help her. Looking back, she realises that saying ‘yes’ was one of the best decisions she has ever made. Rukhsana’s story I have three children: Ali-Ak...