Acton Market Community Day for all the family

On Saturday 7th October we held the Acton Market Community Day collaboration with Mothers Tear Drop at Acton Market.   The sun came out and so did Acton Residents. The whole community came together to share an important message of “community first “We are all in this together.”

In August a local group ‘ A Mothers Tear Drop’ approached us and asked if they could host an event at Acton Market.  A Mothers Tear Drop has worked tirelessly for the last 20 years in order to raise awareness of knife and other violent crime committed by young people towards each other.

The event shared the important messages about personal safety and safer communities. This raises awareness of the fact that violence can never be a solution.  We knew this message was something the heart of Acton needed. The event soon grew into a collaboration with St Mary’s Church on the Mount, the Market and Action West London.  The end result saw the community come out on the Saturday 7th for some fun. Also to hear passionate messages about the effects of violence and what solutions are available to prevent these crimes from occuring.

Local street dance group Elevate Arts opened Acton Market Community Day with some superb unified street dance. They were awesome!

Ealing Mayor Hitesh Taylor attended the event and spent time with the community, our traders and he introduced the speakers.

Police officers from Acton and Brentford came to the Community day. They provided information on personal safety and were also providing personal alarms to the public .

Rev Joseph from St Mary’s Church opened up the church to visitors. They also accommodated the entertainment and supported  ‘A Mothers Tear Drop’ to make this all happen .   The Reverend also gave a passionate speech about the root cause of violence and how we can move towards better safer communities.

Vanessa and Delroy from ‘A Mothers Tear Drop’, spoke passionately about the loss of their son Anton. Also, on why its so important for young people to understand  they have more options than violence.

We want to thank you to the DJs who came from all over London and gave their time and skills for free.

We also want to thank, Acton Fire Station officers who came down to the Mount with a fire engine. They made so many children happy!  Also a big thanks to the other community groups such as NHS blood donation team, Descendents, and Ealing Council.

Finally a massive thanks to all the Acton residents for showing up and taking part. We are standing together that prove there is no community without unity!

If you want to know more about how charities can help combat knife crime read our Action West London’s Chief Executives blog on knife crime Click here.

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