By Tarek Mrad
Episode 1: COVID-19 has impacted many communities across the world like nothing we’ve seen in a long time. Tarek Mrad is joined live with guests David Thurman and Taz Virdee on the Tarek's Community Podcast Show on Saturday 4th April 2020.
Join us every Saturday morning's for all the latest news, information and stories impacting our local community led by Tarek Mrad with special guests.
Weʼre raising £20,000 to fund up to 500 emergency essential parcels for the most vulnerable families and individuals living in Heston and Cranford due to COVID-19
By Alan Fraser and Serena Lola
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 emergency, the Heston and Cranford community have come together to help feed the vulnerable in our community. This pop up foodbank delivery service is being led by Heston West Big Local and Cranford Community College. The initiative is being supported by our partners Berkeley Academy, Heston Royal British Legion, Heston Action Group, Chartwells and Seema Malhotra MP Fetham and Heston.
We have been able to secure the supply of food from Chartwells but we need money to buy the food. Each household is receiving a pack of food to the value of between £40 and £50. £50 will provide a basic food pack including items like rice, pasta, tinned tomatoes, tuna, corned beef, beans, uht milk, bread, cereal, tinned fruit, eggs and toilet roll, for a week.
There are many things to worry about at this difficult time so let’s try and make food something that people do not need to worry about.
Please support this initiative with your kind donations and help the most vulnerable in our community.
Please click here to show your support and to donate.
Tuesday 31st March : The first food deliveries rolled out to 42 household. Next week we want to increase this to 100 with your kind donation.
By Apinder Sidhu
Jump start your week at home with Apinder's Monday Morning Motivation with Creative Spaces London! Apinder Sidhu is a Personal Development Coach and Trainer at Silverlining Coaching and Consulting: http://www.silverliningcc.co.uk/
By Sobia Bi
Big Local Youth Volunteer Rahima, 8 yrs old, shares her top tips to keep your children busy and entertained at home. Do you have any tips? Please do share, we'd love to hear from you! Stay safe everyone!
Through social distancing and self-isolation, let's try and spread love and kindness to our local and global communities.
By Muna Abdulahi
Big Local youth volunteer and future Premier League Superstar Yusuf, 7 yrs old, demonstrates how to improve your football skills at home. In today's episode he'll be focusing on DRIBBLING! Please do kindly share with your friends and family. Stay safe everyone! Through social distancing and self-isolation, let's try and spread love and kindness to our local and global communities.
By Talat Anwer-Cheema
Today is the first day many children across the UK will be at home and no longer at school until further notice. So sit back and enjoy an original video and song by the talented Talat Anwer-Cheema, our Big Local and Creative Mums Club participant and lead.
We hope you love the song and video as much as we do! Please do kindly share with your friends and family. Stay safe everyone! Through social distancing and self-isolation, let's try and spread love and kindness to our local and global communities.
By Juhi Kumra
"Hello, wonderful people of the world. I am just here to wish everyone a very Happy Mother's Day to all our mum's and our mum-like figures in the world, you're doing an amazing job!"
Longtime Big Local volunteer Juhi Kumra's Happy Mother's Day message to the community. Through social distancing and self-isolation, let's try and spread love and kindness to our local and global communities.
By Alan Fraser
**LAST UPDATED 18.03.2020**
Following our Heston West Big Local Board meeting it was decided to suspend all activities with immediate effect. We took this measure to follow government advice on social distancing. Social distancing is an important tool in reducing the spread of Coronavirus and I would urge all members of the community to follow this measure. This means you should not attend any social gatherings including parties and family gatherings.
Meeting with people should only be when essential and if you do have to please try and stay 2 metres apart. We need to change the way we live and by doing so we can help save the lives of the vulnerable members of our family and community.
I am pleased to say that the Board has agreed a number of different ways we can be together in a safe way online. We also agreed a way we can help those in need within our community. We are just finalising the detail on all of this and will be back in touch soon to let you know how you can participate. Until further notice the board will meet via video conference every Tuesday.
These are going to be the most challenging times of our lives but it is important to remember that you are not in this yourself, we can get through this together.
Chair, Heston West Big Local
Useful approved website links for more latest information:
GOV.UK: COVID-19 latest information and advice
NHS Coronavirus advice
Public Health England
BBC News: How to stay safe
**LAST UPDATED 18.03.2020**