Welcome to the first in our “Community Beacons of Brighton” blog series.
The aim of these posts is to introduce you to some of the people we work with who are doing fantastic things to make a positive impact within their communities.
So meet Mishruna , the first of our Community Beacons of Brighton:
The Moulsecoomb Bangladeshi Women’s Group is based at St George’s Hall in East Brighton and aims to promote the well-being of female Bangladeshi residents living in the city. Volunteer Mish has been involved since 2006 and currently holds the role of secretary. Mish says “I’m a doer, I like to get things done so a big part of my role involves organising trips and funding and liaison between the group and other non-Bengali speaking organisations”.
A key function of the group is to organise social activities and trips for the members, such as the popular swimming club. TDC offers support to the group through the local Community Development Worker. On the relationship with TDC, Mish says “They help us with our end of year accounts and in lots of other ways, for example helping find interpreters when we need them and with funding for some of our activities. We couldn’t run the group without them”.