Multicultural Richmond holds a range of regular events, activities and community outreach looking to improve the health and wellbeing of local people, as well as a multicultural elders group, weekly social clubs, English language lessons, digital skills classes, youth groups and workshops tackling inequalities.
The charity is also a key partner in helping the NHS in South West London engage with local communities experiencing health inequalities or those who don’t routinely engage with health services.
We want to focus on our members’ wellbeing first and foremost and we get to do that whilst celebrating different cultures.”Surinder Sembi, Projects Officer at Multicultural Richmond
Surinder Sembi, Projects Officer at Multicultural Richmond, explained “We want to focus on our members’ wellbeing first and foremost and we get to do that whilst celebrating different cultures. We currently have 16 different cultures in our membership and are always looking for more local people to join.”
The charity hosted several special events throughout their thirtieth year in 2023. In December over 40 people attended their information and activity day hosted in partnership with Richmond Council’s Full of Life Fund.
The event promoted wellbeing among members and those in attendance tried out different activities including Zumba, Qi Gong, meditation and chair yoga. Or, if they fancied something a little more relaxing, there was an offer of a head and shoulder massage or a reflexology session.
The event also provided an opportunity for potential members to have a taste of the activities run at the centre and socialise afterwards while enjoying vegetarian curry.
A longtime member of Multicultural Richmond wanted to thank the staff who make the organisation so welcoming. She said “I have been coming to Multicultural Richmond for years and it is the staff who make it so special. Having the opportunity to socialise during the activities on a Monday and Thursday is so important for my confidence.”