Batonbearer Stories - Sajida Golby


Sajida Golby, founder of North Solihull Additional Needs Support Group (NSANSG) will be carrying The Queen’s Baton in Marston Green on Tuesday 26 July. A proud and vocal campaigner for children with additional needs and their families, Sajida is well known locally for her activism and for the support she provides.

Sajida’s passion stems from her own experience, as a mother to three boys with additional needs, she felt there was a need to provide a space for parents and families to share experiences, support each other and work together to campaign for better outcomes for their children. What started as a coffee morning has now grown into a vast and diverse network of over 1400 families.

Her tireless campaigning is driven by the belief that all children should be able to access activities and educational provision that ensures they can all reach their true potential. NSANSG also holds workshops to assist parents with topics as varied as Makaton, education law, first aid, and mental health support, amongst many others. The group also offers very popular inclusive swim sessions and regular picnic in the park events.

Given all of this, it’s not surprising that Sajida isn’t limiting herself to running a leg of the Queen’s Baton Relay on Tuesday 26 July. She and NSANSG will be running an inclusive event from 10am in Marston Green. The event will include craft and sporting activities, sensory play, and a visit from some furry friends. If you’d like to attend, then please email

Sajida will be carrying the baton just after 11am, cheered on by her family and many of the volunteers from NSANSG and the children and families the group supports.

For more information about the Queen’s Baton Relay, including all the community events taking place on Tuesday 26 July, click here.