"I thought I was alone, so many women left to look after their husbands, now I can talk to someone and receive the correct information in my language" - Henna Member -- "I spoke out about my abuse for the first time in counselling in Bengali, someone heard me for the first time" - Henna Member -- "Since I lost my husband and all my friends I felt so lonely but Henna gave me a family of friends from all different backgrounds, something i never experienced before" - Henna Member -- "I never knew I can exercise in my cultual clothes, keeping my body covered and with all my friends" - Henna Member -- "I never knew there was a group for Asian women, just on my doorstep, the Befriending service has given me a community to be a part of!" - Henna Member -- "I talk to my daughter everyday now in Bangladesh, I never knew I could use WiFi to video call her and see her face, I never knew what a video call was but it has made me feel I am not alone in England" - Henna Member -- "I received a certificate in my life for the first time, I showed it to my family, I felt proud of myself for the first time in my life" - Henna Member -- "Monday Club is were all the action takes place, even if I can't come to every service, I always make sure Monday is free for my day out to the center" - Henna Member -- "I don't need to depend on my son to read my letters, as this only takes place when he comes to visits me once a week, Henna helps me with this and I get all my pressing issues sorted without waiting around on others!" - Henna Member -- "We are proud to have funded Henna Asain Women's Group for their project "Celebrating All Of Us" through our Communities Together Fund, which exsists to celebrate the people of Camden. The resident-panel wanted to fund this project because it beautifully celebrated the diversity of Camden's communities through a range of culturally-focussed, insiring and educational activities for residents in the borough, from dance to cooking to making dress-wear. It's so vital that projects creating a shared sense of belonging exist, especially in times like now where, for so many in our community facing hardhsip, it provides hope, connection and friendship to help them through the difficult times" Danielle Green, Assisant Director Camden Giving -- "The London Community Foundation have funded Henna Asian Women's Group several times over the past five years, including through the Tampon Tax Community Fund, Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund and the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime Victims Fund. Henna are an excellent grassroots women's organisation — clearly trusted and valued by their community and achieving a lot with limited resources. Rafat and the team provide culturally-sensitive and multi-lingual support - vital to the women they serve. It is a pleasure to support them." Millie Brown Programme Manager (MOPAC/The London Community Fund) -- "TimeBank have worked with Henna as part of our MHCLG funded Talking Together project for the past few years. It's been a pleasure to partner with Henna. They have a great relationship with the learners so classes were always well-attended and had an engaging and supportive atmosphere. They do fantastic work for the community, and I hope we'll be able to continue working together in future." Calley Clay Programmes Operations Manager (Timebank) -- "Henna Asian women's group brings to the Cultural Advocacy Project provided by Mint in Camden - a peer support group that cuts across South Asian communities and beyond, uniquely breaking down the barriers of faith, ethnicity and language, creating a positive and engaging platform for women to make friendships; share ideas and experiences; learn and have fun." Zubair Martin Community Liaison Worker (Voluntary Action Camden) -- 
Chair
Rena Rani - Senior Leader Consultant @ Further Education(FE) Experienced Assistant Principal with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Budgeting, Coaching, Communication and Lecturing.

Treasurer

Eva Skevres - Independent Educational Consultant

Accomplished and results-driven finance personality with experience in accounting, strategic and finance management. Work experiance showcases extensive expansion, transformation, and restructuring organizations, processes, & structures alongside problem solving skills.

Trustee 
Nilufar Verjee - Director of Public Engagement, Fairtrade Foundation
A sustainability and engagement professional with particular expertise in women's economic empowerment and global supply chains. Extensive experience in both international development and corporate sectors. Key skills include marketing, campaigns, programmes, research, impact and fundraising.

Trustee

Meher Shergill - Senior Manager @ Attain

Healthcare provisional with an MHA and 10 years of managerial & clinical experience. Key Skills include Complex Change and Project Management, Quality improvement, Budgeting and Financial Reporting, Performance Monitoring & Data Analysis, MSP & PRINCE2 Practitioner.

Trustee 

Tracey McDermott - Dementia Wellbeing Lead @ Age UK Camden

Experiance in local authority and volunteered in the voluntary sector for 13 years. Currently working as a manager for Age UK Camden’s Dementia wellbeing & befriending service. Designated safeguarding lead for Age UK Camden and member for several boards contributing to the Safeguarding of Adults. Member for the Dementia Action Alliance which assists in supporting peer led engagement and empower projects.

Trustee

Zubair Matin - Community Liaison Officer @ Voluntary Action Camden

Worked with disadvantaged communities in Camden for more than 25 years, enabling and empowering them to break down the barriers. An experienced caseworker and disability appeal tribunal representative at flagship organisations in the voluntary sector. Contributed towards University College London NHS research studies on loneliness and social isolation, Community mental health projects with Voluntary Action Camden and developing local peer support groups with Mind in Camden.

Trustee

Emma Lawson-De Roeck Philanthropy Manager @ St John's Hospice Emma has five years’ professional experience as a fundraiser in the voluntary sector. She is passionate about understanding cultural as well as social barriers to eradicating health inequalities, meshing an interest in migration and women’s services together with her experience in health and philanthropy.

To contact Henna's trustees: trustees@hennaorg.co.uk



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