Who We Are...

Who We Are

The Harrow African-Caribbean Association (HACAS) is a voluntary community organisation formed in 1991 to bring together the African-Caribbean people, who live in Harrow.

Through our motto 'Unity is Strength' we aim to promote the well-being and interest of our members; provide them with a meeting place; support individuals including the youth and elderly; take up their concerns with statutory bodies such as Local and Central Government in respect of Health, Education, Employment and Training; provide leisure and cultural activities for members and the wider community.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
  • SATURDAY 29th OCTOBER 22: Following the Windrush 22: Youth Create & Connect Showcase Event that took place on Saturday 29th October at the Methodist Church Hall, Locket Road, Wealdstone, HACAS had another successful Event that focused on the Youth this year.  There was another excellent turnout to see this showcase, which featured a selection of dances from an African Dance Troupe, a presentation from a Harrow School Teacher, a Poet and a presentation from boys who attended the HACAS Boys Group Community Programme on where they are now.  Also on display was an array of very artistic and creative artwork created by the youths of the community, showing their talent on the Windrush Theme.  Patrons also enjoyed the selection of food as part of the evening.
  • FRIDAY 9th DECEMBER 22: Christmas Lunch – Methodist Church Hall, Locket Road, Wealdstone HA3 7ND (entrance to the Hall is at the back of the Church in Montrose Road) where Members, Family and Friends will enjoy the usual Caribbean Christmas Fayre from 1:00pm. Tickets will be on sale nearer the time at £10.

TICKETS FOR ALL EVENTS ARE VIA THE SECRETARY – PATRICIA TURNER: 07547 410 991. ALL EVENTS ARE COVID-COMPLIANT.

  • CARIBBEAN ISLAND INDEPENDENT DATES: The following dates are Independence Dates of various Caribbean Islands. HACAS invites all to attend any activity we put on to help celebrate any of the Caribbean Island Independent dates – 7th February: Grenada / 22nd February: St. Lucia /  26th May: Guyana /  6th August: Jamaica / 31st August: Trinidad & Tobago / 19th September: St. Kitts & Nevis /  27th October: St. Vincent & The Grenadines / 1st November: Antigua & Barbuda / 3rd November: Dominica /  30th November: Barbados (Republic Day).
  • WINDRUSH GENERATION: Check out the Headstone Manor Museum’s website on HACAS’s Windrush Generation involvement: Harrow is the Place for Me: Documenting Windrush Stories in the Borough – Headstone Manor Museum and https://headstonemanor.org/windrush
  • WINDRUSH COMPENSATION: The Home Office has launched a new advertising campaign to encourage members of the Windrush Generation to get the support and compensation they deserve. This new campaign will raise awareness of the Windrush Help Team and the support that is available so that as many people as possible apply. Any Members affected, contact Windrush Help Team 0800 678 1925.

On behalf of HACAS we wish everybody good health during these continued difficult COVID times.

Friday Club

Friday Club

Our Friday Club ensures that retired and elderly members have a place to meet; enjoy good African-Caribbean cuisine, keep fit, leisure activities including day trips and excursions and contribute to cultural and social events.

 

Dance School

Friday Club

The HACAS Dance School was established in 2002 and offers children and young people in the community, the opportunity to learn dance, mainly street but also other popular dance forms, to have fun and make friends.

 

Mentoring

Friday Club

The aims of the Mentoring project are to raise aspirations, increase confidence and academic achievement. We primarily work with black boys aged 11-16 irrespective of academic, social & economic background.