World Hello Day takes place every year on the 21st November and aims to promote peace and unity, bridging barriers between different nationalities. For the third consecutive year local community group Maze Matters organised an event for the Sincil Bank area to celebrate the diversity of the neighbourhood and promote cohesion.
Maze Matters were supported by the Foundation’s Community Organisers, in addition to the Neighbourhood Team from the City of Lincoln Council, to organise this year’s event, which spanned an area of Portland Street.
A focus of World Hello Day is to greet ten new people who you would not normally speak to, and the group planned activities which would help facilitate this. With support from local nursery The Nest, free refreshments and international food were supplied to passers-by, accompanied by performances from the nursery’s children of popular songs. Further down the street there was live music, which included performances from Lincoln’s ‘Music Man’ busker and African drumming, as well as arts, crafts and games offered inside the Ground Lab.
Alice Carter, Senior Community Organiser at Lincoln City Foundation said “Maze Matters did an excellent job of organising this year’s event and it demonstrates how they are developing and growing more autonomous as a group. As a Community Organiser, it is really pleasing to see this empowerment, as well as the number of local people we were able to speak and greet on the day”
If you would like to find out more about resident led activities taking place in the Sincil Bank area please contact the team on firstname.lastname@example.org