Simra project and Jack Petchy award in one Youth Club session

On Friday 5th July, Hayashen Youth Club congratulated James Marlow, the latest winner of the Jack Petchey Achievement Award. James was acknowledged for his hard work in school as well as taking part in many extracurricular activities and as a positive role model for others as he pushes himself forward to achieve his best.

This session also gave a great opportunity for other members to be nominated for the future.

We then celebrated our journey with the SIMRA project with a lovely ceremony which all girls and women had contributed, reading the letters they had all written to each other, ending with a lovely dance performance from Lara Sluman and Lourdes Avakian. 

We also enjoyed a special Burgers & Chips supper with the usual activities of pool, Foosball, Table tennis, the creative workshop and plenty of board games.


Our charity is working hard to respond to the changing situation around Coronavirus (COVID-19) related issues. We do our best to continue to provide our services for our members and the Armenian community at large and ask for your patience during this challenging time.

Our staff and volunteers are working hard to continue supporting you in the best way that we can, whilst also staying on top of reducing risk of spreading infection and supporting our colleague who may be more at risk.

However, due to the current situation and in the best interest of all of us, we had to make some changes to our normal services. Starting from Monday 16 March 2020, all our services including the face-to-face advice work, the Parents & Toddlers Group, the English classes, Library, the elders lunch club and the youth club are suspended until further notice.

We ask that anyone experiencing Coronavirus symptoms or having to self-isolate due to being exposed to someone with coronavirus, does not attend Hayashen until further notice and call NHS 111 for advice.

However, as we wish to support you as best as we can, our advice work continues by telephone, email and online. You may contact us on 020 89924621 or use our website ( to leave an enquiry or email us on

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If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you.
Misak Ohanian (CEO) & CAIA Board of Directors. – 14/3/2020