Chloe Timms on publishing her first novel

I’ve loved writing for as long as I can remember. As a child I’d fold pieces of paper in half, illustrate the front cover and write stories about my friends and boys I fancied. Writing is a great leveller, and as a disabled child unable to do ballet or play sports like my non-disabled friends, […]

What it’s like: to be a woman with a muscle-weakening condition

This week marked International Women’s Day 2022 (08/03/22). The purpose of InternationalWomen’s Day is to celebrate the achievements of women while crushing stereotypes andchallenging bias with an aim to achieve gender equality. The theme for this year’s InternationalWoman’s Day was ‘Break the Bias’ (#Breakthebias) – but what does that mean if you’re a woman with a […]

Rare Disease Day 2022

On the 28th of February 2022, Pathfinders will be celebrating Rare Disease Day! Rare Disease Day is a global movement that works towards equity for people living with a rare disease. Since its creation in 2008, it has played an important part in building a diverse international community that is global, diverse and united. Rare […]

You Can Care Week

From the 21st to the 28th of February, Pathfinders is celebrating ‘You Can Care Week’! The awareness week aims to highlight the brilliant people working in the care sector and to encourage more people to join.  This is especially important in 2022, as we recover from the pandemic and start to get back on the […]

Welcome to the Pathfinders team Jacqui!

We want to welcome Jacqui to the Pathfinders team. She’ll be joining us as the new Project and Campaigns Assistant working with Cath and Michaela. With a background in creative arts, Jacqui is passionate about disability equality, exploring different forms of art and has worked in the industry for over 15 years. Here’s what she […]

Fleur Perry is our January monthly honours!

A green background. On the left is a polaroid-style image of Fleur Perry, a white woman in a black electric wheelchair, with light coloured hair, glasses, and a t-shirt with five coloured zigzag vertical stripes. On the right of the image it says "Pathfinders Neuromuscular Alliance Monthly Honours award for January 2022 is awarded to Fleur Perry

This month, our Honours go to the absolutely fantastic Fleur Perry!  As Fleur joins me for our Zoom Interview, I notice a change. Not in Fleur ; she’s the same, smiling, happy go lucky, relentless woman I’ve known for some years now. It’s me that’s changed. I’m completely put at ease by her, hanging on […]

Five tips to keep your New Year’s Resolutions

It’s all well setting your New Year’s Resolutions – but how are you going to keep them? It’s not just you who struggles to keep your resolutions – most of us probably do. With 2022 round the corner, why not read our article on “Five ideas for New Year’s Resolutions”, and work out what yours […]

Five ideas for New Year’s Resolutions

With 2022 fast approaching, do you know what New Year’s resolutions you’ll be focussing on this year? Here are five areas to consider – health, finance, culture, skills and your social life – so why not set one resolution in each area if you’re not sure. Health Remember, your health is the most important thing […]

Welcome to the team Michaela!

Michaela Hollywood will be joining us as a project lead for the Youth Development Project. We spoke to her to find out what she’ll be working on and if she’s looking forward to joining the team. She said: “I am really excited to be joining the Pathfinders team. My project focuses on giving young people […]