HiT once again opened its doors and celebrated with the community at its new offices.

By Omar Alleyne-Lawler.

Four years after the initial launch of Hope in Tottenham (HiT) by former St Ann’s Vicar, Rev. John M. Wood MBE, HiT once again opened its doors and celebrated with the community at its new offices on Tottenham High Road. Approximately 60 members of our diverse community took up the open invitation to attend the launch. An informal drinks reception preceded thought-provoking addresses by speakers, including Theresa Magoba, Zariel Konado and Devante Sepaul-Craig from Heartlands High School; their themes focused on the pains of Tottenham’s past while sharing vistas of hope for the future.

It was a sentiment shared by Haringey Mayor Cllr. Gina Adamou and Labour MP for Tottenham, David Lammy. Visual Artist and Photographer, Agenda celebrated the tenacity of Tottenham residents, and with help from two of the Chieftains – veteran Martial Arts tutor Master Franck and local business owner, Anna Jozefowicz – they certainly helped to kick off HiT’s new chapter with a bang! Sharing the same roof with so many community builders, HiT’s new location will greatly enhance partnering with these stalwarts to maximise the positive work we have been carrying out in Tottenham for several years.

Reflecting on the positive launch event, Rev. Wood said: “With great staff and trustees who know and love Haringey, I am very optimistic for the future. A short video of the opening made by local producer Judson Vaughan can be accessed via our website www.hopeintottenham.com”.