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Judged by the Content of Our Character

Judged by the Content of Our Character

30th October 2020

Hannah, from TLG's North Birmingham Education Centre, reflects on recent lessons with the students relating to Black History Month, as well as her own personal experiences.

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Hannah Lawlor

Hannah Lawlor

Hannah leads on REVIVE and emotional wellbeing at our North Birmingham centre. Hannah has a background in overseas missions and church ministry and she has a passion for social justice. Hannah is German, married to a Canadian, and they enjoy exploring new cities, good food, and learning from other cultures.

Homegrown heroes: Lesley and Deborah

Homegrown heroes: Lesley and Deborah

30th October 2020

Lesley, Key Supporter Relationship Manager at TLG, speaks about what Black History Month means to her and who her homegrown hero is.

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Beth Prescott

Beth Prescott

Before coming to TLG, Beth worked as a Fundraising Project Manager for poverty-relief charity Christians Against Poverty. Beth also has experience in the political sector, having worked for a Government Minister. She was one of the youngest Parliamentary candidates in the country in the 2015 and 2017 General Elections, narrowly missing out on a seat in Parliament in 2017. Beth is a season ticket holder at Huddersfield Town and enjoys hiking through the Yorkshire countryside followed by a local ale in the pub.

There is still time for action on child hunger

There is still time for action on child hunger

21st October 2020

Transforming Lives for Good (TLG)'s statement in response to today's debate and vote in the House of Commons on holiday provision for children on Free School Meals.

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Beth Prescott

Beth Prescott

Before coming to TLG, Beth worked as a Fundraising Project Manager for poverty-relief charity Christians Against Poverty. Beth also has experience in the political sector, having worked for a Government Minister. She was one of the youngest Parliamentary candidates in the country in the 2015 and 2017 General Elections, narrowly missing out on a seat in Parliament in 2017. Beth is a season ticket holder at Huddersfield Town and enjoys hiking through the Yorkshire countryside followed by a local ale in the pub.

Black History is World History.

Black History is World History.

19th October 2020

Ruth Akinradewo draws attention to the importance of an accurate and honest portrayal of our history, reminding us that black history is part of not just British history, but world history – and belongs to us all, all year round.

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Ruth Akinradewo

Ruth Akinradewo

Ruth Akinradewo has a background in language-related roles, having studied French and Italian at Oxford University. In her time at Oxford, Ruth wrote and spoke extensively about social injustice – notably about racism, for national newspaper The Voice. Ruth is passionate about social justice: in addition to her role within TLG, Ruth is an Ambassador for Press Red, a Christian charity which seeks to raise awareness about gender-based violence. She is also a trustee for a Christian charity providing shelter to migrant women fleeing domestic abuse, who under current legislation have no recourse to public funds.

The campaign for permanent holiday provision

The campaign for permanent holiday provision

16th October 2020

As the impact of COVID-19 is felt by families across the UK, the government must commit to permanent and comprehensive holiday provision for children on Free School Meals.

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Beth Prescott

Beth Prescott

Before coming to TLG, Beth worked as a Fundraising Project Manager for poverty-relief charity Christians Against Poverty. Beth also has experience in the political sector, having worked for a Government Minister. She was one of the youngest Parliamentary candidates in the country in the 2015 and 2017 General Elections, narrowly missing out on a seat in Parliament in 2017. Beth is a season ticket holder at Huddersfield Town and enjoys hiking through the Yorkshire countryside followed by a local ale in the pub.

Perspectives - “Strong Black Women”

Perspectives - “Strong Black Women”

08th October 2020

Justina Asafu-Adjaye is an educator who has been working with children and families for over 25 years. She chats with James about her experience of being labelled a "Strong Black Woman".

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James Birchenough

James Birchenough

James is the Headteacher at one of TLG's Education Centres. He is married with 2 young children aged 1 and 2. He began his teaching career as a primary school teacher in Stoke-on-Trent and has been at TLG since 2016

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