Last Sunday (15th July), HCA’s Befriending Organiser, Kate, and Project Worker Hanif manned a stall at Camden Mela at Coram’s Fields.
HCA’s Activities Coordinator, Carmen, was also on hand, practising her face-painting skills on local kids, and our very own Kate. HCA member George also turned up and chatted to Kate, Hanif and Carmen.
The turn out on Sunday wasn’t bad, considering that the World Cup Final was on at the same time [spoiler alert: France beat Croatia 4-2]. Entreaties to FIFA to move the final so as not to clash with the Mela were not answered. However, this reporter is given to understand that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is to take place during the winter, thus avoiding another potentially embarrassing faux pas, so you won’t have to choose which event to attend.
Ahem. Anyhoo, the 2018 annual Mela also featured Arts & crafts, food stalls, live music and dance, and a funfair. A marquee provided health information and advice and there was plenty of free family activities to keep kids busy.
During the Mela, Kate and Hanif promoted HCA volunteering opportunities and services across our three HCA Centres.
“It was lovely weather,” said Hanif. “Quite a few people took information,” he added. “Face-painting was really amazing,” he furthered. “It was a good event!”
Fortunately, your HCA hack wasn’t there to take photos of his usual dismal standard, so you’ll have to make do with these better quality ones, courtesy of Kate:
Photos: Kate; report: Notes Smudger