The Darby & Joan Club in Streatham was a hotbed of activity today, as their members came together for their annual event as part of Black History Month.
Unlike some groups which are very targeted to a specific group within the borough, the Darby & Joan Club is extremely diverse and a great example of how people from very different backgrounds can a do come together, support one another and provide a valuable source of friendship to people who otherwise could become extremely isolated.
I was treated to some delicious food, which I needed in the middle of an extremely busy, and was great to see everyone coming together for the meal.
I heard about how the work on Phase II of the development of the Streatham Communities Hub had started with commencement of the building works on the coach house which will incorporate the Older Persons Resource Centre and Lambeth Carers Hub.
There is some great work going on at the Darby & Joan Club and Gloria Baileys ‘Make a difference Black-Afro Caribbean Group’ did a great job putting on this event which had a big party atmosphere – just a shame I had to go back to work as I would have loved to stay on and partied all afternoon.