Summer BBQ at Millman Street with rewardStyle

Summer BBQ at Millman Street with rewardStyle

On Friday 23 August the sun came out for Millman’s Street Summer BBQ.  Over 68 people attended the event, including volunteers from rewardStyle who came to lend a helping hand.  

The kitchen team put on a great spread of sausages, burgers and vegetable kebabs (plus dessert!) and manned the outdoor BBQ.   

The BBQ was in the capable hands of Millman Street team Rose and Gloria 

Millman Street Community Centre (part of HCA) has a packed activity schedule for the over 55’s and a wide range of services –  encouraging healthy living and bringing people together.  From community events to Tai Chi and flower arranging to a daily lunch club and a provision of more intensive support for those with greater need.

Team leader Rachele from rewardStyle explains how they heard about Millman Street and why they got in touch to volunteer: 

“Our company has two volunteer days a year that we wanted to take advantage of, so I told my colleagues about Millman Street.  I had been volunteering here myself a couple of times for Sunday Socials and knew it would be a great place to come.   

Eight of us came down from our rewardStyle offices in Old Street.  It has been our first company volunteering day for a while – we have had such a welcoming experience.  My colleagues are really enjoying themselves and friendships are being made with the guests as we speak!”

rewardStyle volunteers chatting to Millman Street Members at our BBQrewardStyle team helping to serve guests at the BBQ

rewardStyle chatting to our older people members during the BBQ and helping out in the kitchen to serve 

The event finished with a raffle and a lot of smiling faces leaving to enjoy the long Bank Holiday weekend.  

A big thank you to rewardStyle and the Millman Street team for making the day a success.

rewardStyle team at HCA's Older People BBQ

rewardStyle team with other Millman Street volunteers and guests in our garden

Interested in volunteering with us?  We have a number of corporate volunteering packages and individual volunteering roles available, get in touch with for more info. 

Following the advice set out by government on 16th March we have sadly taken the decision to close the majority of our activities for the moment.   Our care provision for members at Millman Street will continue for now.  Our Befriending Scheme will start linking people by phone
The following activities will cease as of today
Activities for drop in members at Millman Street
Gymnastics, Taekwondo and Ballet sessions
Pottery sessions
Daily Under 5’s sessions
Media Arts Club
Sport Meets Art
Creative Communications Sessions
Carers Art Group
Over 60’s pottery and creative writing
Activities for drop in members at Millman Street
Digital Storytelling
Make and Mend group
Like many of you we are thinking hard about how to support the community over the next few months.  We will be in touch with details of what our offer looks like, how you can help and how you can get help.  In the meantime you can also join local ward based whats app and facebook groups organising support – follow this link to see how you can help