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BWY Goes To the House of Lords!

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BWY goes to the House of Lords!


It was both a pleasure and a privilege to give evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on Sports and Recreation on 23rd June this year. The Committee were interviewing representatives from a number of organisations with a view to gathering information in order to formulate a national proposal for Sport and Recreation. As Vice Chair of BWY I was asked to take part and it’s the first time that yoga has been included in anything of this nature before; so a celebratory recognition of the vast amount of interest and participation in yoga at the moment, as well as the benefits it can deliver.

Inclusion, equity and diversity were big on the agenda as was funding, mental health and the effects of covid. There were some really interesting questions, helpful information and some useful follow up that will come out of it, which is great news for all sports and recreation but particularly grass roots and hopefully small charities like ours. Thanks to Georgie for getting me up to speed on the marketing, and Helen on the finances in the interview prep stages. Gracious thanks to the Committee who were very welcoming and accommodating of a House of Lords newbie and thanks to my fellow panellists Marcus Kingwell and Clive Copeland. It was broadcast on Parliament live but you can watch the recorded session on this link. we are on at 4.30pm.


Gillian Osborne
BWY Vice Chair


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