High Tea Event 2017

Cakes Creates Cohesion at High Tea Event

Community group One Voice held their first High Tea Community Cohesion Event.

Rahat Sheth, from WEGs, and Abrar Hussain, One Voice Chair, with the Mayor and Mayoress of Blackburn with Darwen – enjoying tea and cake

The event was held at St Francis’ Church Hall, Blackburn on Sunday 10th September.

Guests included Kate Hollern MP, the Mayor and Mayoress of Blackburn with Darwen Council and Council Leader Mohammed Khan.

Also in attendance were representatives from the NHS, Lancashire Care Foundation Trust, the WISH Centre and women’s refuge Humraaz. The High Tea event also welcomed guests from local church groups, mosques and community groups throughout Blackburn.

Youth groups were also present including SLYNCS.

The event was organised by the 1V Women’s Network, with support from WEGs

The event was arranged by the One Voice Women’s Network and female youth group the West End Girls (WEGs) in a bid to promote integration and build solidarity and community cohesion.

The WEGs served the guests an exquisite array of cakes, sandwiches with tea and coffee.

One Voice Chairman Abrar Hussain said,

“The Community Cohesion High Tea event was designed to bring members of different communities together to promote diversity and build relationships.

“The event proved to be a great success and we look forward to hosting this event again next year.”

The High Tea event was part of the One Voice Summer Events programme which has also included an Iftar Under the Stars event, a health fayre and a summer camp.