Sheila was, by her own admission, a 'fully paid-up member of the awkward squad'. Her mother described her as a child and young woman 'fizing at injustice'. She also became an effective director of Shelter Housing Charity and the Consumer Asssociation. She was described by the Guardian as 'the most effective and influential consumer campaigner in the UK, and probably in Europe'.
A role model for many, she would no doubt be proud of the achievements of the Foundation founded in her name since her death in 2004 - supporting individuals, groups and communities to have the skills and confidence to speak up and take effective action on issues that matter to them.
Influencing Change Midlands is a five day course from SMK for people who want to make a difference to their communities on the issues they care about. It starts 21st January 2016, applications close in one week's time, on 11th December 2015 and is at Impact Hub Birmingham.
Presenters lined up include: Sifa Fireside and LOUD, Parliamentary Outreach, Regional Action West Midlands, Birmingham City Council, 38 Degrees, Trinity Mirror, BBC / Media Trust, Shelter, Climate Outreach Information Network, Friends of the Earth, Charitable Trusts West Midlands.
Programme Coordinator, Influencing Change (Midlands)
Sheila McKechnie Foundation (SMK)
Mobile: 07837 998 020