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Halloween Celebrations at Toynbee Hall

Published: 1 Nov 2013


On Thursday 31st, Toynbee Hall’s Wellbeing Centre turned into a heaving spooky place... and the day was filled with ghostly and fun activities. Over 50 elderly people and a group of young people from Aspire gathered to listen to Jack the Ripper stories, took part in apple bobbing, face painting, watched a scary movie together and enjoyed lovely food including: Zombie heads (ie: chilli con carne jacket potatoes) and eyes in blood (ie: lychees in red jelly). GLA Member and Labour's candidate for Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs also joined us for lunch.

It was a great opportunity for elderly people from all parts of the Borough to meet and socialise with peers, volunteers and young people and to do things they normally wouldn’t do.

"Getting involved with the Wellbeing centre too for Halloween was so much fun, intergenerational work is so important to ensure that young people and older people are learning from, and supporting, each other. Well done everybody!”

Amira Mohamed-Raouf, Youth Services Manager

"The Neighbours in Poplar group really enjoyed the day so thank you to all of the stafff and volunteers who made the day go with a bang."

Jim Woodhouse Centre Project Manager Neighbours in Poplar

We would like to thank our volunteers and staff for putting this successful event together and for all the people who came in for the day.

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