What a way to start the weekend! The Mayor's Community Breakfast with HeadStart Mini Ambassadors

As part of celebrations for the Community Weekend organised by the Mayor of the West Midlands, our HeadStart Mini Ambassadors organised a free community breakfast morning on the morning of Saturday 30th June.

The event was fantastic, with approximately 100 people attending from the local community, both young and old!

Andy Street, the Mayor of the West Midlands presented certificates and a trophy to the Mini Ambassadors for organising the event. Meanwhile, FREE radio attended to interview both HeadStart staff and attendees.

Matt Poole, Senior Head of Regional Grant Making, West Midlands at Big Lottery also attended and thought it was a great event to kick start the Mayor’s Community Weekend.

Activities included:

  • Dhol playing by Azaad Dhol

  • Bhangra Dancing, DJ Tony Jhalli

  • Boxercise, YMCA Black Country Group

  • Blakenhall Scouts did a display about the activities they were involved in and encouraged young people to join

Community groups across the region have been fantastic in getting involved to make this first Mayor’s Community Weekend a real success.

It’s been brilliant to get out and about to see such a variety of different events taking place right across the region, celebrating the great community spirit we have here in the West Midlands. Thank you to everybody who put on events, thank you to the Big Lottery Fund and their National Lottery funding and I hope to see more events like this happening in the future.
— Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands

The mini-ambassadors hosted the event, and showed great confidence in making all the announcements, and directing activities.

Such a fantastic event organised by the HeadStart Mini-Ambassadors! It was good to see so many people from the local community. I enjoyed the bhangra and the dhol playing which created a great atmosphere
— Shashi Kambo, local resident