By Neha Soni
The Family Fun Picnic event took place on the 12th August at the Brabazon Centre and attracted over 180+ attendees. The event was planned a week in advance by Big Local Heston West and NCS The Challenge.
The event had many different activities taking place; Arts and crafts (provided by Feltham arts), face painting, free food, magic shows, football, a dance performance and a drum performance. Volunteers also interacted with community members and collected surveys to find out more about how attendees heard of Big Local Heston West and their views on politics. The survey revealed that attendees liked the Big Local initiative as it brings communities together in a fun and safe environment.
The NCS team helped deliver the football match and kindly donated resources for our walking football and PAN disability football sessions. Amadeus, a Big Local volunteer, enjoyed the magic show, adding “The magician did really cool tricks; especially the water cup trick where she spilt water… but it was still in the cup afterwards!” Rajan enjoyed the dance performance, saying Sharan and Layba were “really talented and brave.”
We would like to thank Sharan and Layba for their dance performance, Kapil for his drum performance, Feltham Arts for their arts and craft stall.