Thursday 5 December 2019

Pride of Brent Awards 2019

The Fly Girls Pride

Fly Girls Wellness being awarded
by Brent Council Leaders and Mayor of Brent
Leader Cllr Muhammed Butt, Mayor Cllr Ernest Ezeajughi
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 group in 2016 for beginner runners before catering for the needs of all its members and listening to the voices of the community by adding the walking element.

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!

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