Tom Ingall

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Tom Ingall, Farmer, Leamington Circle I’m a farmer working on a farm where I manage the land and build and make things from wood mainly for a living. What is your motivation for being a part of A Band of Brothers in Leamington? I was motivated to get involved with ABOB after hearing about it from a dear friend who … Read More

Royston John

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John Royston

John Royston, father of 5, business coach/mentor at Centre for Mentoring and Coaching; CEO of National Coalition-Building Institute. What made you wake up in terms of who you are as a man and a black man? I went to a Prime Minister Diversity Challenge workshop run by NCBI at Russell Square in 2001. The question was asked ‘stand if you … Read More

Simon Ashbell

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Simon Ashbell, Leamington Circle I work mainly in the outdoors with young people, children and adults mainly concerned with nature connection. I’ve been in Leamington for about five years and I did my Beyond The Hero training two years ago. What is your motivation for being a part of A Band of Brothers in Leamington? What drew me to ABOB? … Read More

Toby Lockyer

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Toby Lockyer, 41, Maths Teacher and Yoga Instructor, Oxford Circle How did you find out about abob? A friend told me and I saw this sparkle in his eye. I didn’t go to any of the introductory evenings – I went straight on the ‘Beyond the Hero’ weekend. I have always been interested in societal change and personal growth so … Read More

Roberto Atiko

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I am 67 years of age and my given first names are Robert Oluwale but I am am mostly addressed as Roberto. I am from a Nigerian/Russian heritage although I do not identify with these cultures since my entire childhood was spent within the English care system during the 1950’s and 60’s. I barely knew my parents and eventually discharged … Read More

Stacey Allsop

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Stacey Allsopp, 46, Mentor and Facilitator, Cornwall Circle. How did you hear about abob? Through James Oecken. I am a teacher of Survival Skills and I met James on a course I was running in Devon years ago. Later that year, I was giving him a lift to another Survival course I was teaching on. After that, we became friends … Read More

Errol Murphy

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Errol Murphy

Errol works in health and social care. What brought you to the London group? “I knew Royston from the Peckham Black Father’s and Manday groups. He told me about this rites of passage weekend for mentors and I was immediately interested. In Africa, young men experience rites of passage but not in Europe. I feel passionately about the need for … Read More

Pete Dobson

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Pete Dobson, 56, Engagement Officer for Probation, Brighton Circle. How did you find out about ABoB? I joined the CRC as a volunteer peer mentor in 2017 because I’d been in prison myself. Then started as a Case Support Worker in Jan 2018. Before lockdown I used to run a One Stop Shop for Service Users, where they could engage … Read More

Matthew Cox

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Matthew Cox, 34, Community Worker, Leamington Circle How did you hear about ABoB? I was told about it by a friend of mine who was getting involved with ABoB. I was looking for something that could deepen my work and relationships both personally and professionally. I’d been doing projects with nature and education for some time, often with young people, … Read More

Joe Mellish

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Joe Mellish, 39, Leadership Trainer, Hastings Circle. How did you know about abob? I saw a post on Facebook. I’d never heard of them but I was attracted to mentoring a young man so I got in touch. I met up with James Wong and we chatted. He offered me a rites of passage weekend not long after talking to … Read More