I was born in Sri Lanka but I was given away by her birth mother as she was very ill with malnutrition. We were brought to the UK by an English doctor, who was working in Sri Lanka at the time. My aunt who lived in England adopted me and so I grew up in Surrey. Life brought many challenges growing up.
I've loved music and sports from a young age. However I didn't go onto further education but went straight to work, as a junior secretary at 16.
After an office-based working background, I decided to pursue music and media. I now live and work in Wokingham, where I run my own business providing voiceovers for radio and TV. I also work as a volunteer presenter for Hospital Radio Reading with a Saturday morning show.
My other passion is singing and songwriting, and I released a single end of 1999. Unfortunately the label I was signed to went bust.
I'm a girl who likes to have fun and I'm keen on the movies and drinking out in funky bars. I have a gorgeous man in my life, who likes to whisk me away to exotic places like the Maldives! I have two cats, Bruno “the orange” cat and “hyper crazy” Jessie, to keep me in check.
My name is Nancy Njihia. This picture was taken by my ten-year-old daughter Jean on Christmas Eve 2006.
I work for Ambitious Horizons. My ambition is to be successful in training care and support workers to enable them gain employment and deliver quality service to those they offer support to.
My name is Brigid Parkes and I'm the coordinator of local children's literacy charity that helps local children to read, called Assisting Berkshire Children (A.B.C.). I helped to set up the ABC three years ago and I have enjoyed the challenge of developing the organisation.
I've lived in Reading since 1966. I have three children in their twenties and I live in Tilehurst with my husband Colin, a retired journalist.
Awaiting George's biography.
I was born in 1973 in Baghdad, Iraq, a son of an educated father and housekeeping mother.
I am part of a family of nine brothers and sisters and I left Iraq in 1976 after the old regime started harassing and arresting my father for speaking openly on government policies. Since then we travelled around the world looking for safe haven and work.
In 1989 we decided to move to the UK as we were unable to live anywhere else because the Iraqi government started to harass my father again.
I have achieved most of my goals in the UK in my education and career. I work as a security management consultant and I'm married with one child.