HASWA members took part in an interactive Arc Theatre performance School for Scammers funded by Havering Safer Neighbourhood Board. Arc’s one hour interactive Forum Theatre and multimedia performance programme used an engaging, participative drama and a specially devised quiz to test knowledge and assess learning. The performance highlighted how scamming can take a multitude of formssuch as: from the identity fraud through your letterbox, the get rich-quick swindle in your email, the courier con on your telephone, or the roofing repair trick at your door. Scammers make their living by building your confidence in them and deceiving you out of your money or possessions by increasingly creative methods – using the latest technology, loopholes, or just plain lies. Everyone is at risk, not just the elderly or vulnerable. Everybody found this performance very informative and useful.
Tesco Airfield fun day started at 11am and Nirmal with Manjit got the HASWA stall ready to sell delicious samosas, colourful dupattas, saris and bangles. HASWA girls dance group performed a Bollywood dance and got the crowd clapping and dancing to Bollywood tunes. Thank you to all our Volunteers for helping Nirmala who stayed till the end. Money raised will go towards the HASWA centre and Nirmala was presented with flowers at the HASWA lunch club for all her hard work.
HASWA had an information stall at the ‘Big Event’, YMCA Wednesday 11 June 2014, 11am – 3.30pm, Supporting Carers in Havering. The event provided information on services and organisation available to help and support carers in Havering. Sukhraj’s threading service and Nirmala’s relaxation/yoga class proved very popular at the event. The next day HASWA held a Carers’ Complementary therapies and pampering afternoon with reflexology, reiki, stress management and nutrition class, relaxation class and various beauty treatments. All the carers’ and those cared for enjoyed the afternoon been pampered and delicious Indian vegetarian meal.
Havering Youth Offending Service, Reparation Team carried out some valuable and much needed painting to the HASWA centre and cleared the car park. The Repreparation Coordinator Jeremy and his team fully discussed our requirements and the work lasted a few months without any disruption or inconvenience to HASWA members and activities. The Youth team and their mentors completed the work to a high standard with HASWA only paying for the materials used. The Havering YOS Reparation Team support has been invaluable and the HASWA centre now looks brighter and tidier. This work is appreciated by all our members and hall users and now looking forward to them painting our office!!