The first ‘Beyond the Hero’ weekend for Oxford

Dan.HCommunity News, Oxford

The first dedicated weekend to training mentors and leaders from Oxford was a great success this weekend! With a further 12 men joining the 6 Oxford pioneers (who all staffed the weekend), Oxford is ready to take the next step on its journey to becoming a fully established ABoB community.

abob on the World Service

bertieAbandofbrothers News, Community News, Crawley, Stop Press

Mentee Chris Smith and mentor Darren Macdonald were interviewed on this recent BBC World Service programme on Waithood about delaying adulthood. Chris, once again, brings his radical honesty, vulnerability and grace to the airwaves. Check them out at 18:14 The Compass – Caught in Waithood – BBC World Service

abob Mentee Tells His Extraordinary Story

bertieAbandofbrothers News, Crawley, Press, Stop Press

  Kyren Barrett tells the Crawley News his story. From being a repeatedly violent offender to an aspiring youth worker. Transformation is possible. This is a young man who has spent 8 years in prison. And now thanks to abob, he has found a sense of purpose. Former Thomas Bennett pupil who used to earn money beating people up turning … Read More

Award honours the Band of Brothers community

Dan.HAbandofbrothers News, Community News, Eastbourne, Press

A glittering prize has been won by organiser, fundraiser and all-round irrepressible abob supporter, Eastbourne dweller, Paul Apps. Out of hundreds of entrants, Paul has won the BBC Sussex and Surrey Community Heroes Award for Volunteering. On Dec 10th, Paul and his wife Alison attended the celebration dinner. At the start, Paul knew he’d been shortlisted but nothing more. “When … Read More

Another deserving winner – Mark Nightingale

Dan.HAbandofbrothers News, Brighton, Community News, Press

The Rotary Club of Brighton gave Mark a Citizens Award on December 17th for his outstanding contributions through abob to the Brighton community. The awards ceremony was at the Royal Albion Hotel. Mark says: “I felt suitably honoured and accepted my framed certificate with humility and gratitude; knowing the full magnitude of the task presenting itself to us men of … Read More