Introducing our first season of the podcast ‘For the 1’, Why ‘For the 1?’ Because we can all make a difference and reach out to help at least 1 person. It doesn’t require you to be qualified and you don’t need to be an expert. This podcast celebrates the stories of individuals and organisations that have seen a need and reached...
EPISODE ONE - MOLLY FORBES
"All bodies are good bodies. Even if someone's body doesn't look or function the way that your body looks or functions, they are still worthy of respect and compassion and kindness"
EPISODE TWO - DENISE BENTLEY
‘It doesn’t require you to be qualified and you don’t need to be an expert’
This is our second episode of Season 1 ‘For the 1’ podcast! There is a trigger warning for this episode, as there is talk about suicide. In this episode Mel talks with Denise Bentley Founder of First Love Foundation.
EPISODE THREE - SPACE
In this episode Mel talks with SPACE who works anonymously. SPACE talks about their vital work in raising awareness of Child Criminal Exploitation and County Lines within the UK, but also how they guide and support parents who are living through this with members of their family.
EPISODE FOUR - HOPE VIRGO
In this episode Mel talks with Hope Virgo who is a published author, public speaker and campaigner for mental health. Hope started the #DumpTheScales movement and talks candidly about the need for more education on eating disorders. There is a trigger warning with todays episode, as eating disorders are discussed.
EPISODE FIVE - PENNY SEITHEL
In this episode Mel talks with Penny from the charity ‘I Got Shoes’. Penny outlines the journey her husband Gary and herself have been on since starting I Got Shoes during the COVID pandemic. Amazing stories of their work in Uganda and how providing shoes for 1 child is a stepping stone into education, breaking the cycle of poverty and improving the health of a generation.
EPISODE SIX - REACH EVERY GENERATION
In this episode Mel talks with Gavin from Reach Every Generation whose mission is winning back those who are involved in serious violence and crime. Gavin discusses his work on his Building Lives Project and the importance of inspiring and supporting young people.
EPISODE SEVEN - REACH EVERY GENERATION
This is our last episode of Season 1 ‘For the 1’ podcast! In this episode Mel talks with Em and Stu from Big Love about their journey from mission trips to Romania to setting up a charity that rewrites the stories of families and individuals caught in a seemingly never-ending cycle of poverty.