*UPDATE 9/6/22* Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled by the organisers.
We are very excited that we have been selected as one of three charities to be promoted at the Afro Festival of Food and Art (Affa Festival) taking place on August 27 and 28 at Highbridge Farm in Otterbourne.
As part of being invited to the festival, we will be given two stands, one to promote Communicare and talk to attendees all about the work we do to help reduce loneliness and isolation in Southampton, and the other to sell delicious treats from the commercial arm of our charity, CommuniBakes, which is a community bakery. All the profits from any sweet treats sold will go towards the work that we do in neighbourhoods across the city.
Affa Festival is an annual celebration of African culture as expressed through art, music, food and community. It connects diverse people and families from across the region with artists, performers, food vendors, business owners and media.
It aims to become Hampshire’s main destination for teaching, sharing and celebrating the distinctive cultural traditions of Africans in Southampton and from around the world.
Ally Molyneaux, Bakery Manager at CommuniBakes at 21, St James Road, Shirley, said: “We’re thrilled to have a stand alongside Communicare at Affa Festival, it’s a great platform to talk to people about the work it does and it is a fantastic opportunity for people to try the delicious sweet and savoury treats we make at the bakery. We hope lots of people pay a visit to the stands during the weekend.”
Tickets for the festival are available to purchase here.
Munnya Usuwana, Event Organiser and CEO of Affa Festival, said: “If it wasn’t for Communicare, many lonely and isolated people in Southampton would be suffering in silence, so the work it is doing is fantastic and we thought it was a very worthy charity to support.”