NMS's second Dragon's Den got off to a great start, with a first voting event on 11 July at Eastern Avenue Baptists Church hall, where the Church let us share their Coffee Stop (10am-12pm Tuesdays). We then moved on to the main event on 13 July at Marks Gate community centre. More than 200 people descended on us to vote, eat and enjoy amazing kids entertainment.
11 projects were up for your vote - all very different. Here's a quick re-cap:
Brain Food: free breakfasts for children and young people
Carpet Bowls: social activity for men and women to help reduce isolation
Circus Skills for All: equipment for scouts plus community workshops
Cultural Festival: community event with diverse food, music, dance and dress
Pop-up Creative Cafe: arts & crafts workshops in the holidays
IT Fun Cafe: basic computing and social networking skills for adults
Let's Explore: play and learn together for 0-5 year olds with their parents,
grandparents or carers
Money & Debt Management Training: money advice courses, information events
and confidential telephone debt support
Nimble Fingers & Board Games: knitting, crocheting, embroidery and board
games for adults
Parent Gym - Parenting Programme with creche: support around behaviour and
setting boundaries for children
Project BMX Barking & Dagenham: BMX cycling coaching for children and
...and just to round up, a few more pics from the Den...
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