"I was able to see just how dedicated & passionate she was in the role of (HUBBs) volunteer chair. Having experienced mental health issues herself, Rachel knew first-hand the stigma that can come with mental illness. (At HUBB) she kept us informed about our rights ...& fun activities & events, & helped to find speakers & new members. She also found ways to improve in her role: she learnt Mental Health First Aid at Havering Adult College & became a Health Champion with Tapestry. She will be much missed by all.
Samantha Finlay, Rachel's close friend
Wings and wheels event 2017
We managed to raise £52.72 in total but then we minus fees for the wings and wheels event. We had a Hubb stall, four of our members attended. It was a nice day but quite tiring.
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MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS DAY Friday 17th May 2019
HUBB joined several other local mental health-related charities on Friday 17th May in Romford Market to raise awareness of mental health issues and the support available locally.Unfortunately, it was the coldest and windiest day of the week, with few shoppers about and more people manning the stalls than visiting them. We kept each other cheerful, but all the stalls packed up by 3.0pm.
Nevertheless, about a dozen HUBBsters came to help out, leaflets were handed out to shops and stall-holders, Gemma brought some cakes for us, Michael Inns and Diane Sowten took some photos, Suzana (originally from HUBB) was on the Havering Advocacy stall a rare visitor! a couple of newcomers said they may join us next month.
Havering volunteers award day 2017
We had a real party this month! A hall full of good friends and welcome visitors, live music, games, a big Christmas buffet, gifts and the raffle. So many lovely donations of goodies too, for which we are very grateful.
Special thanks to Gary's friend Dr Square getting us singing along to his guitar, to Gemma for managing the catering, & to Lynda for organising the Paper Planes contest. Thanks also to Andrew & Marcus in the kitchen, to Ruby for the Christmas Tree, Hazel who kept the Register all evening & to Henry for both chairing and the hoovering - & for presenting Dinah with a lovely bouquet which is still in bloom at home. Finally, blessings to Steve the Church warden for giving us extra time to clear up!
Main news of the week is that Hubb met on the 1st December, 2016 for Christmas. We had a record attendance. Many of our members made donations of food or money for food and raffle prizes.
Christmas promotional event - 2016
On the 16th December, 2016 some of our trustees and committee members arrived on a cold morning in Romford for a charity show under the ice skating marquee. There were lots of other charities and members of the public walked round and spoke to the charity members to find out more, we had some visitors and Hazel and hubby stood outside the marquee handing out leaflets.
We met a friendly dog on our day of which there are some pics. All committee and trustee members are wearing our blue sashes