Barnet Multicultural Community Centre is a community hub in the heart of Hendon, provides facilities for health, social care and recreation, in particular for the vulnerable and elderly. It is home to three culturally and religiously diverse communities: the Christian, Muslim and Hindu faiths, who share resources and operate from one place. It is also a meeting place serving the community for functions, gatherings & education. Our current kitchen has been used every week for 20 years to prepare hot meals for the service users. The popularity of this much loved kitchen over the years means it is now in need of refurbishment so we can continue to serve the community of Barnet. On completion, the whole of the local community will be invited to a special get together for a multicultural feast. Worn out armchairs, used by stroke and Alzheimer sufferers during lunch will be replaced. The total amount needed to make this project a reality is £30,000, so please pledge today!
What we'll deliver:
- Refurbished modern kitchen for people using the centre
- Comfortable sitting for people suffering from stroke and other illnesses
- Increase volunteer opportunities
- A community get together for everyone to enjoy a multicultural feast
Why it's a great idea:
BMCC is highly renowned within the Borough for its work in community cohesion. It is self-funding, mostly through venue hire. Six local groups regularly use the centre providing activities and events which attract a large number of people to the centre. Everyone who uses the centre will benefit from the refurbished kitchen. It will make the space more accessible and hygienic, for example we will install a larger sink that will make washing up much easier for everyone, from the young people attending the various activities to the older generations attending the day centre and hiring groups. This project will bring the community together, create opportunities for volunteering and ensure well-being of its service users especially the vulnerable and otherwise isolated elderly, by proving nutritious hot meals. This project will also promote understanding and acceptance of the wider community and allowing people to experience different ways of life, traditions and behaviours.
Steps to get it done:
- February 2019 - 1st week sign contract with the renovation company
- March 2019 - 1st week - start to empty the current kitchen
- March 2019 - 3rd week – start kitchen renovation
- May 2019 - Launch and Community Multicultural Feast