I wouldn’t say I am a “Sporty person,” but before the pandemic, I wanted to find an initiative that would bring the community together, with physical activities for all ages. This pushed me outside my comfort zone and I started to get active myself. It started during the Lockdown with a daily walk around Harlow, and I haven’t looked back. I can testify to the benefits of this little lifestyle change.

I am fun-loving, very focused, ambitious and optimistic. I believe all things are possible when you give yourself permission to at least try by taking the first step.

Our recent project by Ghana Union Harlow, on reducing widening inequalities in sports and physical activity within the UKME community in Harlow, has helped me to come to realise that there is a physical activity to suit everyone – irrespective of their age. I believe you can find the right activity which is fun, inclusive, interactive and beneficial to your health all at the same time. This is why I am joining the Find Your Active family.

Find Your Active to me, is helping everyone in the community to find the physical activities that suit them, to keep residents healthy and share their experience with others. Considering the unprecedented 18 months, it is pivotal that we, as a community, uphold the importance of physical, social and mental wellbeing.

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