Young residents organise a supper event
The Pembury Community Centre proved a perfect location to bring the community together recently.
Around 70 residents were treated to a fusion of Afro-Caribbean food and wellbeing therapies at Warm Winter, a cultural awareness supper club and wellbeing event which was managed by two residents from Peabody's Young Leaders and Ambassadors programme.
Offering a fusion of traditional dishes from different cultures alongside live poetry (above), performances and relaxing pampering therapies, the young people, Ebenezer from Cally Munchy and Ellie from I am Wellbeing Massage Therapy, were able to test products as they worked towards setting up their own social enterprises.
Ebenezer Sogunro from Cally Munchy said:
"It was fantastic to see such a great turn out to our first event. Success is born through experience and Peabody helped us to take our first baby steps in what will turn into successful enterprises. The feedback given to us on the night was invaluable. We are really looking forward to 2016 and holding more supper club events and seeing our ideas grow."
About the Young Leaders and Ambassadors programme
The Peabody Young Leaders and Ambassadors programme offers 11 to 24-year-old Londoners £500 to plan a project, event or trip to benefit members of their community. Help from Peabody and other professionals is also offered, as well as a Level 1 accreditation in Leadership which will help them to represent their peers and community as a Peabody Ambassador.
Find out more about the programme by contacting Peabody’s youth team on 07702 970 886 /07711 017 544 or visiting the Young Leaders and Ambassadors page.