Brierfield Library will tomorrow transform into the centre of a Community Day, with entertainment, food, music, and dancing as local charity, Carers Link Lancashire, reach out to the population.
With the renowned Punjabi Roots Academy providing the entertainment, local catering company the Malik Brothers will be serving delicious food, as the day promises something for everyone.
In an effort to raise awareness and welcome everyone into a friendly, all-inclusive environment, the Carers Link Lancashire event will feature Dhol drumming and and an opportunity to join Punjabi Roots in the dancing, a demonstration by the Carers Drumming Circle and an introduction by guest speaker Councillor Lubna Khan, the first ever female Pathan Councillor in the UK.
Twelve per cent of the charity’s registered carers are from the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) community, which accurately reflects the demographics of East Lancashire, but the charity wants more of their BME carers to attend their events, activities, groups, and forums, with the festivities aiming to find out how the charity can meet the needs of BME carers in the future.
As well as the musical attractions, there will also be henna painting, sample Halal meals from Wiltshire Farm Foods, and information from the Fire Service, with absolutely everyone in the community welcome to attend.