Tasty treats and fam­ily fun at mul­ti­cul­tural day

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - News -

Chil­dren en­joyed a range of out­door and in­door sports and mu­sic as part of a fam­ily fun day to cel­e­brate dif­fer­ent eth­nic groups in Ashford.

The event at Pitch­side in Stanhope was or­gan­ised by Maria Olukoya and the Ashford BME (Black Mi­nor­ity Eth­nic) As­so­ci­a­tion.

While the weather turned out to be rainy, vis­i­tors en­joyed mu­sic from Hi­mali Blues and sports were pro­vided in­doors in­stead.

There was also some African-style cook­ing on the bar­be­cue, while Ashford Leisure Trust man­ager Peter Le Ros­sig­nol put the young­sters through their paces with fit­ness drills.

The as­so­ci­a­tion is work­ing to con­tact dif­fer­ent eth­nic mi­nor­ity groups within Ashford, such as Syr­ian refugees and the Nepalese.

There will be two events in Oc­to­ber to co­in­cide with Black His­tory Month, with mul­ti­cul­tural days and a young black achievers awards set to be or­gan­ised.

For more in­for­ma­tion about events check out the Ashford BME As­so­ci­a­tion page on Face­book.

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Ribs cooked up on the bar­be­cue at the Pitch­side sports fa­cil­ity in Stanhope

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Organisers with Hi­mali Blues

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