|Fly Girls Wellness being awarded |
by Brent Council Leaders and Mayor of Brent
Leader Cllr Muhammed Butt, Mayor Cllr Ernest
and far-right Chief Executive Carolyn Downs
A fortnight ago our community group celebrated being awarded the Pride of Brent at The Drum in a glitzy and glamorous event. The Fly Girls Wellness originally started as a running
When our members aren't running around Wembley Stadium on Sunday mornings because of weather or an event taking place, an organised power walking trip in and around Brent, or a leisurely Canal walk from the Canal and River Trust. This year we also began hikes and have been to the National Trust Box Park in Surrey. Outside of being active, we meet as a community, with some run members and others are not for the Fly Girls Forum, a monthly meeting for writers and book lovers.
This project has enabled women to find their tribe ("grateful to have found my tribe" Tracey), find their voice in self-expression through the writing workshops, and enabled emerging leaders in running workshops and leading walks. Novice and beginner runners also entered the Vitality Half Marathon for the first time this year and say joining this group has been life changing.
So with all their individual achievements, the Fly Girls were celebrating in high spirits on the awards night and are looking forward to more community active adventures in 2020.
We're recognised thankfully as a powerful community group, making moves in Brent and beyond!