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When Saiqa, 38, joined a Better Start Bradford walking group in 2018, little did she know that a few years down the line she would be a Better Start Bradford Community Champion. Nor that she would have the confidence to talk about her story at a National Lottery Community Fund Conference for all th...


The Power of Volunteering

Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June) is the nation’s chance to celebrate the wonderful contribution that volunteers make. In this blog we chatted to our new Volunteer Co-ordinator, Emma Stafford, to find out more about what inspires her to do her role at Better Start Bradford and why she believes in the ...


Proud to be a Community Champion

Becoming a Better Start Bradford volunteer Community Champion means different things to different people, but for Ali Nahani, 54, the role has given him a real sense of purpose and direction that he did not expect. In his own words, it has given him a ‘second family’. Here’s Ali’s story My...


The Power of Volunteering

Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June 2019) is the nation’s chance to celebrate the wonderful contribution that volunteers make. In this blog we chatted to our new Volunteer Co-ordinator, Emma Stafford, to find out more about what inspires her to do her role at Better Start Bradford and why she believes in...


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...