Anna’s two sons, Patrick, 25 and Angelo, 22, were both diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorders as young children. The severity of their conditions meant that they were turned away from 26 local mainstream schools, as they couldn’t cater for their individual needs. Both boys were finally offered just five hours of home tuition per week. Anna decided something had to be done for her boys, and with the help of her husband Sean, took on the challenge setting up a school themselves. They relentlessly fundraised and re-mortgaged their home to raise £627,000 needed, and in 1999 The Hillingdon Manor School finally opened its doors. Starting out with 19 pupils the school now teaches 150, and is the largest school of its kind for autistic children in Europe. Anna has since set up another specialist school, an autism awareness charity and a respite home for adults. She provided training for the NSPCC and Childline and also runs various other fundraising and awareness events throughout the year.
Avril Price is a senior Tutor at the College of Psychic Studies in South Kensington, London. She is a Tarot master and teaches Tarot studies to a very high standard at all levels, her aim is to inspire others to develop their inner wisdom through the richness of Tarot symbolism, Avril is passionate about self discovery and her work is geared towards development of the intuition and personal pathworking. She is well known for being down to earth yet has an uplifting and inspiring approach to development and practice. Avril is a Psychic Medium and has worked in several churches and centres in S.E. England. She has taught Psychic Mediumship for many years and some of her students have gone on to be household names. Avril’s work has taken her abroad and she is internationally renowned for her commitment to intuitive and integrative studies, she has regularly held development groups in Germany, Finland, Lappland and Istanbul. Her annual signature retreats in Glastonbury and the Mediterranean are also very popular. Avril has been in the media many times including TV and radio, she frequently contributes to Spirit and Destiny magazine
Influencer. Journalist. Stylist. Commentator. Akua Gyamfi is the founder of multi-award-winning platform The British Blacklist, a media outlet for BAME entertainment professionals. Each episode Akua Gyamfi will be joined by her friends in the industry (Jan Asante, Debbie D'Oyley and Farrah Charles) alongside a special guest to discuss the latest happenings in the film and entertainment world. Expect debate, discussion and laughter. We also have the EFF-iT Safe Room... what has made you say EFF-iT this week let us know? Akua has built a media brand respected throughout the industry for its dedication to news of British black professionals in entertainment and its database documenting and championing their achievements in a way that hasn't been done before. With a career spanning two decades, Akua has worked with iconic brands such as the BBC and BFI as well as putting her styling talents to good use with the best of British including Naomi Campbell. She's established herself as a key player in recording and supporting what makes us great.
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Welcome to my website. Most of you will know me as the founder and chief executive of Funny Women which I set up in 2002. Funny Women provides comedy expertise to help women to perform, write and do business with humour. I do a few other things as well so this is my personal space to tell you about […]
Malak Obaidi is a broadcast presenter whose enthusiasm towards celebrating diversity and world cultures is evident in all aspects of her work. She currently works as a presenter for the Travellesz Channel, an online platform that aims to promote cultural awareness by documenting interviews, events and cities around the world. Malak also presents the radio show GoldFoodies, where she chats about everything food! We chat about everything tasty around London, from the latest trends to the greatest (or not so great) restaurants! We also discuss international cuisines and feature special guests on the show to delve into the diverse world of cooking and eating! Tune in to satisfy your foodie cravings as we present a new food related theme every week...
Sandy is a hugely experienced and award-winning broadcaster - currently freelancing at talkSPORT on the Alan Brazil breakfast show and at Magic 105.4 and Mellow Magic. She has more than 30 years experience as a news presenter , documentary maker , podcaster and reporter covering current affairs, politics, sport, music and entertainment. She has presented for Radio 4 , 5 Live, LBC, and the Guardian. Sandy is regularly invited to judge awards including the Sony Awards, Arqiva and IRN awards. Sandy is also a visiting lecturer at City University , media coach and offers walking tours for small groups in London - drawing on her many years experience as an entertainer and story teller.
I was born and bred in Watford, a town labelled by Lonely Planet as “the kind of place that makes you want to travel.” They weren’t wrong: I lived and worked in the the Middle East, Caribbean, Asia and South America before returning to Blighty where I work as a travel and lifestyle journalist. When I’m not working, I am out and about exploring London with Talk of the Town - a dynamic walking tour guide company I co-founded, that aims to provide the inside track on the London scene for locals and visitors alike. I’m also interested in fashion, food and the arts (I serve on One New Change’s Style Council), socialising and sports: I am a season ticket holder at Watford Football club where I volunteer as a Vicarage Roadie - a team of Watford supporters who work to enhance the match-day experience for home and away fans. Hospital Radio (where I visit patients before co-presenting a request show on Wednesday) and politics (I’m an active member of my local Liberal Democrats group) are other interests. However my biggest passion is international travel: free time and disposable cash is spent abroad.
Sarah qualified in London in 1985, and became a Member of the Royal College of Physicians three years later. She did Golden Circuit training jobs and became a Consultant at St Mary's in Paddington. She is now in full time independent practice. Sarah lives in South West London with her husband, two grown up children and an elderly cocker spaniel. When not doctoring she can be found making books, hats, art, knitwear - or eating fabulous food.