Members of the Moulsecoomb Bangladeshi Women’s group joined in to celebrate the Coldean Family Fun Day in August – an annual event held at St Mary Magdalen Church in Coldean.
The members took along their children and participated in the fun activities and songs as well as trying their hands at making milkshakes! It was a great opportunity to bring together many different families and encourage cultural exchange. The families had a great time engaging the children and making the most of the school holidays and the day closed with a sumptuous Bengali Lunch of chicken curry, vegetables and rice, cooked by the members of the Moulsecoomb Bangladeshi Women’s group. Thank you to all our members of the group, Family Support Work and St Mary Magdalen Church for hosting the event.
TDC have worked with the Moulsecoomb Bangladeshi Women’s group for a number of years now, supporting them with their accounts, helping them secure funding, linking them into activity groups and helping them to organise their own trips and activities, including swimming, yoga and family days out. The group came about because of the large number of Bangladeshi women in the Moulsecoomb area who were isolated at home with little contact from neighbours. Various barriers were preventing the women from accessing services that should be available to them and the group has gone a long way to helping improve access to these and reducing social isolation amongst members of the group.