Big Local Broad Green Annual Celebration and General Meeting December 2019

Thank you to all 50 people who attended our Annual Celebration and General Meeting on 3rd December 2019, held at the Big Local Broad Green Hub.

We heard from Big Local Grant recipients Manju Shahul Hameed on the mental health charity Manju Shahul Hamid Foundation, currently feeding homeless people on the 1st Tuesday every month in West Croydon Methodist Church, as well as celebrating multicultural events like Easter, Eid, Diwali, Onam, X-Mas , Chinese New Year.

Secondly Gavin Walker from Croydon Boxing Academy which was funded to deliver a 12 week programme with young people preventing anti-social behaviour. He shared a documentary on CBA and benefits of the programme for young people.

Everyone enjoyed hearing the Ministry of Empowerment’s Choir beautiful singing, and engaged in an activity to help define Big Local Broad Green;s priorities for the coming years.

Participants also heard a financial summary from Big Local Broad Green Project Co-ordinator Catrina Lynch, as well as updates on the Broad Green Hub and Big Local Programme from both staff and steering group members.  Local Trust Representative Lorraine Hart explained their role in supporting the Big Local programme and Asian Resource Centre’s CEO Imah Miah spoke on their role as our Locally Trusted Organisation.

The minutes of the meeting can be viewed here: BLBG Annual General Meeting 2019 final