Indian Summer Garden Party brings together the ClementJames community

On 7th September we welcomed our friends, volunteers, donors, partners and users to celebrate another successful year at ClementJames and invited everyone to hear more about our plans for the future. A special thank you goes to Maryam and Patrick who kindly (and bravely!) addressed the community and spoke of their personal stories and experiences.

Maryam concluded, “I really like being a part of this centre and I hope to stay connected to ClementJames in the future, both for myself and my family. Me and my two little ones need this centre, and we all need to belong to a community. I have chosen the best community to be part of.”

Patrick (pictured below) then talked about his experiences taking part in Notting Hill Carnival as part of our Summer Carnival Arts programme and all the support that he’s receiving with his homework.

We would like to thank everyone who joined us on this sunny September evening, thank you for your continued support and look forward to working with you in the new academic year!

img_4681agarden-partyCllr Robert Freeman, ClementJames CEO Clare Richards and MP Victoria Borwick enjoy a chat in the garden.

ClementJames celebrates the Notting Hill Carnival

Last week, we went on the road to celebrate Notting Hill Carnival with our colourful float and a group of very excited local children and families. The event was preceded by three weeks of Summer Carnival Arts at our centre, where children learned all about this year’s theme ‘Under the Sea’, created their own costumes together with our brilliant Carnival Artist Glow, learned a song and dance and went on fun trips to the London Aquarium and the Science Museum.

For more Carnival Arts photos visit our Facebook page.

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