Bec Yusuf's blog

In my 13 years of working and volunteering in Merton and 8 years of living in Mitcham I have seen how small bits of money can help Merton's voluntary, community and faith sector improve people's lives. This year I am riding for a local project 'Youth Action Connect' www.mvsc.co.uk/... more
On Saturday May 28th 600 people came together and enjoyed a range of engaging and exciting health related activities at the Let’s Celebrate Healthy Schools Event. The event was epic and truly overwhelming to see so many people and organisations creating a magical atmosphere and memorable occasion... more
In my 12 years of working and volunteering in Merton and 7 years of living in Mitcham I have seen how small bits of money can help Merton's voluntary, community and faith sector improve people's lives. For the 2nd year running I'll be peddling another 100 miles to go beyond the £565 raised last... more
Back in May I set myself a personal challenge of celebrating ‘National Walking Month’ with a pledge to walk at least 50 minutes 5 times a week. I walked between meetings, walked from Colliers Wood to Tooting, walked on the weekends more and did loads of walking during a break away with the family... more
The Health Champions are members of and work through community groups. They put local people in touch with services that can help them make manageable steps which can make a big difference to their lives. In the picture are the first health champions who have been trained, with their certificate... more
Do you want to make a difference to the Phipps Bridge Community? Maybe you want to organise a street party or international evening? What about getting an activity going in the community that helps people get healthier, more creative and brings people together? If you want your idea to become a... more
When the opportunity to enter the RideLondon became available, it didn’t take me long to accept. 100 miles was further than I’d completed on a single ride but I was confident that I would be up to the challenge. The first hour of the event rushed by in a blur, with a high pace as I crossed London.... more
Looking for something to do during Monday 16th June and Friday 20th June? If yes, then pop along to Frensham Court where we are organising FREE activities for Phipps Bridge Residents. Pop down for a chat, meet others, see what’s happening around your area, take part in some FUN and FREE activities... more
Here at MVSC we like a bit of indulgence, but as a health champion it’s important I share my ‘health’ wisdom with the team to try and help them (and me!) live a healthier lifestyle. Small steps can see BIG results and I started with an office fruit bowl. We try to keep the bowl full so we always... more