Bringing together new communities with two family fun days!

Bringing together new communities with two family fun days!

During half term we held not one but two fabulous fun days at our hubs. The first, held at Leavesden Green hub, celebrated the opening of 32 new affordable homes on Hemming Way and the revamped entrance to Leavesden Park. The other event was also a celebration, this time of the brand new Hillside hub in Abbots Langley.

Both events were a fantastic chance for our communities to come together and have an afternoon of fun. Despite the slightly grey weather (or pouring rain in the case of the Leavesden Green fun day!), all the activities went ahead, and staff and entertainers put on a great day for families and volunteers alike.

At Leavesden Green, where we welcomed the new residents of Francis House and Joseph House, the weather made a big mark on the day, but that’s never stopped us before! Lots of you came along and enjoyed the inflatables, decorating cupcakes and witnessing some very well-groomed pets in  the dog show. Our judges, Chief Executive Tina Barnard and Director of Partnerships Gareth Lewis got to award some of the cutest pups ever rosettes in a wide range of categories. Also, our Director of Finance and Resources Paul Richmond showed off his face painting and glitter tattooing skills, and they proved very popular – he was busy all afternoon!

The Hillside hub fun day was slightly less rainy, but no less fun! This time, the main attractions were the free ice-cream on offer courtesy of Tonino & Son, face painting and balloon animals – all of which went down like a treat for local children and families.

We’d like to thank everyone who came along to the events, as well as all of the stall-holders, volunteers and staff members who made an incredible effort in order to pull off two wonderful fun days.

If you’d like to book either of our hubs for your event, group or meeting, head to our website at, or give us a ring on 01923 679664.