Salaam and good morning. Halime Kamber and the team of Community Champions pulled together a SABULOUS EAST LONDON UNITES (against terrorism) initiative. Over 350 children, young people, adults (male and female) took part in sports, art, climbing walls and community engagement. The event was organised as a POSITIVE COMMUNITY reaction to the recent issues around:
Extremism – Home and Abroad
Gangs/Post code rivalries
Female Sexual exploitation
Participants from across WF, Hackney, Newham, Haringey and even Leicester took part. Special thanks to:
Ricky McMinn – For hosting the planning meeting on the 20th of Jan and all who contributed to this.
The team of Community Champions especially Halime for her vison and hard work
WFSD (Climbing wall), Essex CCC (Cricket), WF Public Health (stalls/info), Bombay Kebabs (Food), Neil Barrat (Lammas/LJP) and all who took part.
Alongside the fantastic day the first 2 SALAAM PEACE patrons were inducted, Phil Poole and Mark Blake. Both were instrumental in our inception and have continued to provide guidance and support and deserve this formal recognition.