Press Release – Bangla Banquet

PRESS RELEASE        ISSUED: 5 May 2015 

HOT TICKET – the Exotic Bangla Banquet in aid of Home-Start Camden’s 20th Birthday – Sunday 10 May 6 -10pm

Local family support charity, Home-Start Camden (HSC) is celebrating its 20th birthday  with the help of Bangladeshi philanthropist and celebrity chef, Tommy Miah.   The Bangla Banquet promises a great night out post-election at Camden School for Girls. 

TommyTommy will create a unique mouth-watering menu from his renowned repertoire and recipes from his International Indian Chef of the Year competition.  Diners will be entertained by London’s top Bollywood Dance Entertainer, Jay Kumar and his dancers.

The event is being supported by Kingfisher Beer and Camden businesses such as Pizza East, The Vine, Cakehouse, other eateries and local shop, The Osteopathic Practice, Galton Flowers and Wahaca, who have generously donated raffle and auction items.

Others lending their support include best-selling authors, Phillip Pullman and Wendy Cope with donated signed books and cartoonist Kipper Williams and Camden’s Secret Artist have given prizes too.  Local photographer, Jason Shenai has donated a limited edition photograph of Bluston’s, Kentish Town’s iconic shop front.  Other auction lots include tea with local writer, Michele Hanson, a Thames boat ride for four at Windsor, tours of the National Portrait Gallery and the British Museum, a mystery box,  a cottage holiday on Mull,  a holiday caravan in Norfolk and plants from Indoor Garden Design.

Home-Start Camden supports local families with young children who are going through a difficult time by matching them with trained parent volunteers. Approximately 25% of HSC’s families are from the Bangladeshi community so working with Tommy Miah is an exciting relationship. By offering help at an early stage, Home-Start has found that many families are able to minimise the difficulties they are experiencing. Weekly visits offering practical help, emotional support and parenting skills have a lasting impact and families say: “Home-Start Camden, you have changed my life, you have given me confidence and support that will last a lifetime.”

Camden parents with at least one child under five who feel lonely, exhausted, unhappy or overwhelmed can request the support of a volunteer by contacting Home-Start Camden.  The charity also offers training to local parents or people with parenting experience to become weekly home-visiting volunteers. Families and volunteers greatly benefit from the experience of working with one another.

To book tickets phone the HSC office on 020 7424 1603, or send cheques to the Home-Start Camden office.   Or become a Friend of HSC as part of the charity’s 100 Campaign –. The charity is seeking 100 donors to give a monthly donation to ensure it continues its service with Camden’s families under pressure!  If you wish to give a one-off or regular donation please visit website.

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