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Bermondsey Street Festival

Updated: May 20, 2019

I've lived and worked in Bermondsey and the Borough and try to give back to the community when I can.


One chance I've been lucky enough to find has been volunteering to teach yoga at Dimbleby Cancer Care's Wellness Area at the Bermondsey Street Festival.


I was very pleased to see this year Dimbleby stepped up their game bringing onboard Molly McHugh to manage the yoga activities. Molly assembled a great team of coaches for an all-day programme.


Bringing coaching to the community, and helping others to do the same, is what we're all about here at Sharkey and Friends, and I wanted to ask Molly more about her work.


Gary: Molly, thanks agreeing to talk to me about the festival, how did you find it, and how did you come to be involved?


Molly: Thanks Gary, it was such a great day. My friend's dad had helped out at Bermondsey for years and he's often in contact with the Dimbleby Cancer Care workers. He introduced me to Hannah and it all payed out from there!


We were lucky enough to have a full day of classes with an array of styles and teachers. We're all really looking forward to it again this year!


Gary: What other exciting projects do you have coming up?


Molly: I've become a Compassionate Community Ambassador through the Charter For Compassion.


It’s a worldwide document that urges the peoples and religions of the world to embrace the core value of compassion. They do some really amazing work all over the world and we’re trying to create a bigger presence across London. In particular, in our own communities. 


We’re going to have some more events similar to Bermondsey Street Festival over the summer so I’ll let you know when I have all the details!


Gary: Wow sounds exciting indeed, can't wait. Thanks again for your time and see you soon,


Gary


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