It was a splash of colour, fun and excitement last week as Afford held our Multicultural and Arts Festival at Cherrywood. The day was brimming with sunshine as brightly dressed up clients and staff attended the fun-filled event, many wearing their cultural dresses. We decorated the Cherrywood site with flags from different countries and Afford banners and stands to celebrate the diversity of cultures we welcome here at Afford.
Cherrywood has become a hub for Afford with its size and facilities making it perfect to host such large festivals. Cherrywood really is the place to be! A huge thanks to the amazing staff that helped to set up and prepare for the event and to the clients who came and took part in the event.
There was plenty to do at the festival with many workshops and activities held for clients to enjoy, from a magician who encouraged our clients to join in on the tricks, to an art therapy workshop and a music workshop, there was so much happening. We even had a hoola hooping professional who taught us how to hoola hoop in style!
Let’s not forget the mouth- watering food on offer, pies, damper and kebabs and to top it off, a sausage sizzle for all to enjoy.
The event was a huge success and was funded through a grant. At Afford, we are very fortunate to receive community grants that help us put on such fun and engaging events for all the Afford community to enjoy. We were surprised with the huge turnout, of over 200 clients and staff attending, for many it was the first time they’d visited Cherrywood and they were amazed by how nicely set up the area was.
What a wonderful way to spend the day with friends and enjoy a bit of multicultural cheer. Great effort everyone!!