My Name is Sarful I have 5 children, one with special needs. I joined Kushy Dil Women’s Group when feeling really lonely and overwhelmed, having to find a new home and school places. I had nothing for myself, so joining Kushy Dil was a breath of fresh air, the ‘me time’ I was so craving. I’ve done rock climbing, skiing, karaoke at the Eid parties, all beyond my dreams! I’ve so enjoyed the trips and residential during the holidays for the kids and family, the memories have been truly magical. I feel really happy and confident now, telling other ladies from the community to join in the fun too. I’m now the chairwoman, a real privilege. Everybody says it’s because I talk too much but it’s because I’m passionate about the group! Supported by Thanhmina from HFA Better Together, we’ve just been awarded a two year Postcode Lottery grant for our Bangladeshi women, grandparents and teenagers.