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Fun Days
BATCA holds Community Fun Days jointly with Gatton Muslim Primary School, and St Augustine’s Church in Broadwater Road. Everyone in the community has a great day out, with rides, stalls, multicultural food and entertainment. Substantial funds have been raised for St George’s Hospital and other local charities.

Multi-faith ceremony of peace and remembrance
A candlelit open air multi-faith ceremony of peace and prayer is held every autumn outside Tooting Broadway tube station. The 2016 event took place on 22nd September with Buddhist, Christian, Muslim and Sikh faith leaders praying and speaking, together with Dr Rosena Allin-Khan MP and Councillor Richard Field, the Mayor or Wandsworth.

BATCA Community Awards
Awards are given to outstanding volunteers who work for the common good. They are presented at a celebratory event open to all. There have been four sets of awards given in the past nine years. A further round is planned for November 2016.

Cricket and football tournaments
Many teams from diverse backgrounds have taken part in cricket and football tournaments over the past few years.

COMMUNITY AWARDS 2016

Local heroes will be honoured through the Community Awards scheme launched recently. Members of the public are invited to nominate outstanding individuals and teams who work tirelessly for the common good [link]. The closing date for nominations is 8th October. The nominations will be assessed by a panel of independent judges.

The awards will be presented by local VIP at a celebration evening open to all from 7-10pm on Thursday 24th November at Jasmin’s Club, 202 Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7[ ] with food, entertainment and displays on the work of exceptional local volunteer teams. All are welcome but PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.[link]

There will be no charge for the evening, but we ask we ask those coming to make a voluntary donation towards the cost of the evening and to support BATCA’s funds.

How do I make a nomination?

• Who to nominate? Anyone, of any age, from any background, is eligible. Any field of activity counts, whether helping neighbours, looking after the less fortunate, being inspiring organisers, being active in a faith or community body, or other forms of service.
• Can I nominate a team? There will be awards for teams as well as individuals. We welcome nominations for both.
• Anything special you’re looking for? We particularly welcome nominations for people who serve modestly with little recognition, and nominations for young people.
• What about those who give outstanding service at work? The awards are primarily for volunteers but those who go ‘above and beyond’ in their paid work can also be nominated
• How do I submit my nomination? Please use the online form [link]. If that’s difficult for you, please contact the Secretary of BATCA at secretary@batca.org
• What’s the closing date? Nominations must be received by 8th November.

Previous award recipients

At previous rounds of awards, a wide range of people have been honoured. They include a brownie leader, those who support refugees, shopkeepers who look after their neighbours, a smiling milkman, a chair of school governors, people running lunch clubs for the elderly, those supporting people with mental health difficulties, those working to empower young people, and many more.

Teams receiving awards have included the ‘Talking books’ team for those with sight loss, a school gardening project, and an organisation doing outstanding work for refugees.

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How can I find out more?

Contact Kate Allan (Secretary) at secretary@batca.org or 07966 690308 or Ali Jaffri at ali@jaffri.co.uk