Hangleton & Knoll Multi-Cultural Women’s Group celebrate their 10 year anniversary

Hangleton & Knoll Multi-Cultural Women’s 10 year anniversary cake

The Hangleton and Knoll Project (part of the Community Roots Network) exists to work in partnerships with residents to access and develop opportunities and resources and to facilitate positive change as identified by the residents of our communities.

The Hangleton & Knoll Multi-Cultural Women’s Group held its 10 year celebration event on Sunday 3rd November 2019 at Hangleton Community Centre in Hove.

Now supported by Community Roots, The Hangleton and Knoll project group have been developing health and wellbeing activities to meet the needs of the local BAME community since 2009.

Claire Johnson, Community Development Coordinator for The Hangleton and Knoll Project, tells us about the event...

This event celebrated cultural diversity and showcased the group’s unique skills, achievements and talents such as dancing, pickle making, baking, sharing stories, flower arranging, arts and crafts.

The group greeted the High Sheriff of East Sussex, Violet Hancock and the Mayor of Brighton and Hove, Councillor Alexandra Phillips MEP who both gave inspiring speeches about the challenges many women face, their common shared experiences as women, and how important it was to work together in order to empower women to reach their potential and achieve their goals. The guests cut the special birthday cake together (baked by a member of the group) and received home-made gifts as tokens of appreciation.

There was a variety of world music and dance performances such as Egyptian Coptic children’s choir and Bollywood and Gujarati Stick Dancing which had everyone joining in with enthusiasm. The service provider and community group information stalls at the event included: Sussex Interpreting Services, Brighton and Hove Buses, HK Hedgehogs; Asian Book Club, Brighton and Hove Libraries, MIND and many others.

The Health and Wellbeing area had hands on activities such as seed planting,  seated yoga and circuits exercise taster sessions and offered free fruit for all. 

There were 350 attendees across the generations who joined the celebrations, it was a wonderful opportunity for the wider community to find out more about the group and its activities and to celebrate together.

For more information about the group and health and wellbeing activities please contact Claire Johnson at the Hangleton and Knoll Project on 01273 410858 or email claire.johnson@hkproject.org.uk