Entries by Seema

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 […]

#OneSlough Covid-19 information campaign

From July 2020 we led and fronted a public information campaign on behalf of the voluntary sector to support and issue coronavirus safety messages. The #OneSlough project was geared towards increasing awareness among Slough’s Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities of Covid-19 symptoms and how they can stay safe.  This followed a government report […]

The Step Up 4 Seniors Challenge

During May and June 2020 we ran an online dance challenge to get seniors up and moving from the comfort of their homes. The Step Up 4 Seniors Challenge saw Bhangra teacher Jasmine Cheema record a routine for the members to dance to, which was posted to social media.  Members then respectively practised at home […]

National Lottery TV advert

In May 2020 Apna Virsa was included in a television advert from the National Lottery which showcased the excellent efforts of community organisations during the pandemic. In our case, we were included for the endless hours of free exercise classes we put online – as you may know we are partly funded by the National […]

Apna Virsa’s Recipe Channel

In May 2020 we launched our own YouTube channel to provide some cooking inspiration for people from home. Ozlem uploaded weekly cooking videos of a variety of different dishes, with the recipe and method outlined alongside each post. Some of the most popular recipes, with the most views, have included her lentil bread, mango salad […]