World Alzheimer’s Month is the
international campaign every September to raise awareness and challenge the
stigma that surrounds dementia. September 2019 will mark the 8th World
Alzheimer’s Month. The campaign was launched in 2012 and World Alzheimer’s Day
is on 21 September each year.
With this in mind we have chosen
Scott Mitchell and Barbara Windsor as our Inspirational Diversity Champions of
Both are former actors and have been married
since 2000. Barbara, well known in the
role of Peggy Mitchell in Eastenders, is currently living with Alzheimer’s. Barbara was diagnosed in 2014 but her
condition was only made public in 2018.
Together they are campaigning to raise
awareness of the condition and for more support for the families and those
affected by Dementia.
Barbara led the charge for Dementia Revolution, a unique ground-breaking
campaign formed by Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK, helping to raise
over £3 million towards dementia research.
was the chosen charity for this year’s London Marathon and Scott and fellow Eastenders
friends of Barbara’s decided to raise money for the cause by running in the
name of Barbara’s Revolutionaries.
Scott and Barbara
have recently become Ambassadors for the Alzheimer’s Society and continue to
fight against dementia.
Four months ago Khadijah Mellah had not even sat on a racehorse, but on Thursday she made history by winning the Magnolia Cup at Glorious Goodwood.
The 18-year-old student is believed to be the first person in the UK to appear in a competitive horse race while wearing a hijab.
The amateur rider from Peckham, in south London, won the five-and-a-half-furlong charity race aboard Charlie Fellowes-trained 25-1 outsider Haverland, beating the likes of Olympic cycling champion turned jockey Victoria Pendleton. More
August it is International Youth Day and with that in mind we have chosen
Amanda Medler as our Inspirational Diversity Champion of the Month.
the Chief Guide, the most senior volunteer at Girlguiding UK. She was appointed following an extensive
recruitment process that involved both young members and leaders.
her five year term in 2018 and has been involved in guiding her whole life. She
qualified as a Brownie leader whilst studying at Loughborough University and she
became a Guide leader in London and South East England Region in 1989, which
she continues to this day.
Middlesex North West County, Amanda created a Young Guiders forum and was chair
of programme and training before serving as assistant and then county
been a Girlguiding qualified trainer since 2003, and over the years has
progressed from being chair of the British Youth Council delegation to being elected
as a member of Council and the Executive committee. She led
significant change as UK Guide adviser (lead volunteer 1995-2000), delivering
the renewal of the Guide programme.
global stage Amanda has been a member of Girlguiding’s delegation to a Europe
Conference as well as other European events and conferences. In 2010, she was
elected to the WAGGGS Europe Committee and in 2013 served a
second three-year term as vice chair.
professional life Amanda has worked in corporate IT for over 20 years, moving
into the not-for-profit sector eight years ago, first as a senior project manager
for Citizens Advice and now as a senior consultant with Adapta Consulting.
out more about International Youth Day see here
Would you like to have a say in how the University:
If yes, then how about joining our Faith
Staff Network. It aims to promote the interests of staff with diverse
faiths and beliefs employed at the University of Greenwich.
So, if you have a formal religion/belief, or
indeed no belief, you are welcome to join the Faith Staff Network.
Regular Staff Network meetings will be held and
will focus on planning work that helps promote diversity and inclusion across
the University. These networks will have a direct communication channel to Senior
Management through the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
If you are interested in being a part of any of these inspiring groups,
please contact Naseer Ahmad in the EDI Team on: email@example.com.