Entries by Seema

Slough digital ambassadors

Thanks to a new stream of funding, we were able to deliver a package of IT-based learning to help people improve their life skills.  This had never been delivered before by Apna Virsa, but the pandemic had seen so many members of our community suffer as a result of being stuck at home, without a […]

Bhangra to continue in November, 2021 for adults and kids!

After a successful run of classes in September and October, we will be providing another five-week bhangra course in November – one for adults and one for kids. The cost for the full five weeks is £30 per person, starting on November 11 and finishing on December 9, (every Thursday). The location and start times […]

Every Picture Tells a Story

Continuing our work to promote well being and mental health off the back of the pandemic, we launched an online photo-sharing project, which ran through July and August, 2021. “Every Picture Tells a Story,” set out to share the stories of people’s favourite or deepest-held photos, focusing on the story behind them. This was to […]

The Brain-teasers quiz series

During June and July, 2021 we ran a fun series of online quiz videos for people to challenge themselves with. Called Brain-teasers, the series was presented by our yoga teacher Kiran’s eight-year-old son, Dom. Every week, people were given a new general-knowledge brain-teaser with three clues to help them guess it. Participants could leave their […]

Photography Walking Club: #AVwalkingphotos

From February to May, 2021 we ran the Photography Walking Club – where we encouraged our communities to focus on a fun goal, whilst continuing to be healthy and active during the pandemic. The club had been launched off the back of our successful winter 2020 campaign, 30 Minutes for 30 Days, where participants had […]

Fit 4 Yoga challenge: #fit4yogaAV

During February and March, 2021 we ran the Fit 4 Yoga challenge to enable people to learn a different yoga move every week from one of our experts. The project was for anyone who wanted to have a go, and there was also a chance to win a prize if they did a yoga move particularly […]

30 minutes for 30 days walking challenge

In a bid to keep the over-50s fit and healthy during the pandemic, whilst giving them a goal to aim for, we ran a tremendously successful walking campaign, 30 minutes for 30 days, between October and November 2020. First off, we had more than 200 sign ups from the communities of Slough, South Bucks and […]

Older People’s Day 2020

On October 1, 2020 we staged the first Older People’s Day online for Slough, bringing voluntary sector groups together so our town’s seniors wouldn’t miss out. For the past 13 years Slough Senior Citizens Group has hosted the event in person, but was unable to do so this time around due to the coronavirus restrictions. […]

Ongoing coronavirus messaging

Following our success with the #OneSlough Covid-19 project, we were asked by both Slough Borough Council and the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead to continue sharing safety messaging during the pandemic. This was partly because of our track record of being trusted in the community and having a large Black and Minority Ethnic following […]

#Cake4Caring online event 

To celebrate those special ones in our lives who’d made the national lockdown a little easier, we staged a remote cake-baking event in August 2020.  Using the hashtag #Cake4Caring, we encouraged people on our social media accounts to bake a cake from home for their special person. Once done, they had to upload a picture […]