High Tea 2019


One Voice Blackburn held their third annual high tea event to celebrate cohesion and integration in Blackburn with Darwen.

Eighty guests attended the vibrant event including the Mayor and Mayoral Consort of Blackburn with Darwen, Kate Hollern MP, and members of the local communities.

The Mayor, Mayoral, Escort, Kate Hollern with ladies from the Women’s Network

The high tea event was organised by the Women’s Network, and supported by Together Housing, and Building a Stornger Britian Together.

The event, part of a long running One Voice community cohesion initiative, featured insightful dialogue and delectable food served by the West End Girls (WEGs). It was held at St. Francis’ Church Hall, in Blackburn.

One Voice Blackburn is a Community Interest Company that aspires to create an inclusive, cohesive and vibrant community in Blackburn with Darwen. The award winning oragnsation has been praised for its innovative cohesion and integration projects over the last decade.

Isma Sajid, lead of the Women’s Network said,

“This is by far the biggest high tea event we have organised. We always look forward to the annual High Tea event. It is a great opportunity to get people from different communities together under one roof to create long lasting friendships. ”

Phil Boulding, form Secret Santa CIC said,

“We would like to send warm appreciation for our invite to yet another beautifully presented High Tea event by One Voice Blackburn. Noticeable was the attention to detail, and we felt transported back in time as if we were at the Savoy enjoying tall circular trays of delicious sandwiches and cakes. Many ethnicities and people of all ages made this a wonderful inter-generational and true melting pot of different cultures.”

Helen Roscoe, from the Corporation Park Supporters Group, said,

“The atmosphere of the whole event was convivial so it was the perfect setting to meet, chat and mingle with other like-minded people.”

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