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Mind Health and Wellbeing


This special event, hosted by HAWA, aims to foster a supportive environment where women can rejuvenate, learn, and grow together. Engaging in insightful workshops on self-care, mental health, and personal development led by experienced [...]

High Sheriff Awards 2024


The High Sheriff Award is a prestigious honor bestowed upon individuals or organizations in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the community. Established to celebrate those who demonstrate exceptional service, bravery, and commitment to [...]

The Queen’s Award


The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, established by Queen Elizabeth II in 2002 to mark her Golden Jubilee, is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK. This prestigious accolade recognizes exceptional [...]

Flower Arranging


The Tiffin Club ladies had lots of fun learning how to arrange flowers and enjoying the aroma of all the different flowers, the creativity flourished with making all finds of things like bouquets. ~The HAWA [...]

A Step Back in History


The Tiffin Club ladies spent a wonderful day at Hatfield House which included exploring the history and the secrets the House and its grounds held. ~The HAWA Team

A Taste of Italy


The ladies enjoyed making Italian bread, which were all enjoyed later on in the evening! ~The HAWA Team

HAWA Eid Celebrations


Photos taken at the Eid Celebration with HAWA Eid Mubarak! These are the photos taken during the Eid celebrations hosted by HAWA. ~The HAWA Team

Oaklands College Courses


Dear Community Partner Please see attached details of a free course Oaklands College, St Albans are offering, starting on 8 November, 6pm – 8pm.  This course is taking place face to face and is for anybody who needs [...]

Health Literacy Course


The NHS has launched a free, short (35mins) course for health and care staff, volunteers, third sector partners, social prescribers, etc. It is designed to help staff support people who might struggle with understanding their [...]

COVID Information


Walk Ins Vaccination Clinics 11.10.21.Download Walk In Vaccination Centres wc 04.10.21.Download CICs Health & Wellbeing Messages 11.10.21Download Covid Information Update Issue 37Download Covid Information Update Issue 38Download

COVID-19 Information Leaflets


Here are links to informational leaflets regarding COVID-19 Updates, Vaccination Clinics and Pop-in dates including information regarding Anti-vaccination. CICs - Anti Vaccination & Anti Mask Fly Posters & LA contact details CICs - Walk In [...]

Bringing Communities Together


One Vision is hosting an event discussing how to bring communities together. The event will be hosted via Zoom, Facebook Live & Youtube Live. The event will begin on June 7th at 7PM. For more [...]

Sustainability Festival 2021


HAWA is taking part in the events of the Sustainability Festival 2021. Please come visit with over 100+ events available! The event began on the 23rd of May and will finish on the 6th of [...]

Sustainability Festival in St. Albans


Join in the Sustainability Festival coming up this month, there will be over 100+ events across St.Albans, Harpenden and other villages. It will be starting on the 23rd of May to the 6th of June. [...]

Online Sustfest 2021 Event in St.Albans


This year's Sustfest Event will be online, and is a part of the St.Albans Sustainability Festival 2021. The event will be held on Saturday the 5th of June at 2PM. Event booking details will be [...]

St.Albans Big Iftar Event


St.Albans Big Iftar has organised the first ever live Adhan which will be played in the St.Albans city centre today at 7:58PM. This will be shown live online via facebook: ~The HAWA Team

Zero Discrimination Day


March 1st is Zero Discrimination Day and here at HAWA we fully celebrate diversity and inclusion within our communities. Please click on the link below to read about how you can spread this to your [...]

HAWA has made it into the local newspaper!


Thanks to the huge efforts HAWA has been making during the lockdown, news of the work we have been doing diligently have made it into the local newspaper. Please click here to read the latest [...]

Ramadan Mubarak Cards


              With Almost a year of Covid we have missed meeting up with many friends and family. This is the 2nd Ramadan where again we will be restricted to [...]

Hertfordshire Family Centre Services


This article has been added with permission from the Family Centre Services. Hertfordshire’s Family Centre Service is made up of the Public Health Nursing Service (Health Visitors and School Nurses) and the Family Support Service. [...]

COVID-19 Vaccination Communication


As the lockdown continues, the UK has been pushing to ensure every individual is vaccinated against the coronavirus. The NHS has put together a website link with information and materials in various languages regarding the [...]

Ending Domestic Violence: Webinar


A webinar focusing on domestic abuse will be scheduled on March 9th, 2021. Here is some info regarding the webinar. 'According to the the Office for National Statistics (ONS), in the year ending March 2020, [...]

Help and Assistance during Isolation


Useful information on where to get help and local Businesses offering home delivery while in Isolation. Here are some informational videos to help you out during the COVID-19 Quarantine. We have videos here in language [...]

Important Info Posters


These are some helpful infographics with events and information that may be helpful to you during the current lockdown.  

January Info Vote Registration


Your vote matters; don’t lose it The annual household registration canvass commences in July and every property within the district will receive an email or letter. If you’re asked to respond, please do so as [...]

Festive Streets


Festive Streets – a new St Albans District community project happening now! Decorate your windows We’re very excited to let you know about our new community project in St Albans District called Festive Streets. The [...]

Soroptimist Virtual Quiz Night


Now is a great time to invite colleagues, friends and family to the Soroptimist charity quiz night on 23 Jan. Something to look forward to in the new year! Thanks! with best wishes and season's [...]

Winter pressures and new 111 booking system


Winter pressures on health services and invitation to session on 15 December on the new 111 first booking system for urgent and emergency care.   Patients are being asked to help protect essential hospital services [...]

COVID-19 Mental Health Guidance


During the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be a lot of information about the virus and its effects on mental health. That’s because coronavirus and the social, financial and psychological implications it carries can seriously impact [...]

Coronavirus Guidance in various languages


New COVID-19 guidance videos in Bengali, Sylheti and Urdu.

Tavah Press Release


TAVAH BRINGS AUTHENTIC PAKISTANI FOOD TO ST ALBANS New Restaurant Pays Homage to Pakistan’s Rich Gastronomic Traditions “Authentic Pakistani Food With Passion” St Albans , October 2020 – A new St Albans restaurant launched by [...]

PM kickstarts £2bn cycling and walking evolution


Please see below information regarding the Bike Voucher Scheme as part of the government’s plans to increase cycling and walking. Today the first batch of bike repair vouchers worth £50 will be released later tonight to the [...]

How are you feeling?


How are you feeling? This website is designed to be a helpful source for you during the pandemic, please feel free to check it out in the link below:   ~The HAWA Team

Tiffin Club closed until Further Notice


During this time as the COVID-19 Lockdown is still in effect, the Tiffin Club is still closed until further notice. Please check the website for any future updates. ~The HAWA Team

Car Wash for Yemen


The London Colney Islamic centre did a fantastic fundraising charity for Yemen, and have raised over £4000! ~The HAWA Team

St.Albans stands together


In a recent article of the Guardian, author Nosheen Iqbal details how St.Albans came together for Black Lives Matter. St.Albans Stands Together ~The HAWA Team

Malika’s Kitchen


Check out Malika's Kitchen to order authentic Indian food, both fresh and healthy! Instagram: @MALIKS_KITCHEN Facebook:

Plan Your Journey

03/06/2020| ~The HAWA Team

The Big Iftar


On Saturday the 23rd of May, Iftar was held by many after a long month of Ramadan during the COVID-19 Lockdown. During these difficult times, it is more important now than ever to connect with [...]

Soroptimist Event


On Monday 8th of June @ 7.30pm to 8.30pm, the Soroptimist Zoom Event will be held. There is more information on the Club website: It’s time to redefine health. Whilst we’re frantically searching for [...]

St.Albans Fast for the Day


St.Albans participated in the fasting period during Ramadan this year with some major participants! The Mayor of St.Albans, Lord Lieutenant Robert Voss CBE, The High Sheriff  and many more including councillors, neighbours and friends. This [...]

Exercise with Rubina on Skype


  To all HAWA and Tiffin Club members. You can now have exercise sessions on Skype with Rubina. Skype classes will start on Thursday 2nd of April at 11:30AM till 12:30PM, this will continue on [...]

Housing Update due to COVID-19


HOUSING CONCERNS DURING COVID-19 FOR BOTH TENANTS AND LANDLORDS We can understand many people in our community will be concerned about paying rent as they do not have their regular incomes, and contemplating whether they [...]

The Annual General Meeting


The next HAWA AGM meeting will be held in September, please check the blog for further updates and details in the near future. ~The HAWA Team  

COVID-19 Advice in Other Languages


Here are some informational videos to help you out during the COVID-19 Quarantine. We have videos here in language order: English, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali, Arabic and Sylheti. English: [...]

Hub Enquiries


HAWA and Tiffin Club Hub,  face to face Hubs are closed until further notice. However, email and telephone support are available. For Hub online enquiries please fill in the contact enquiry form click here. Email [...]

Government Support for the Vulnerable


  Covid-19: Support for vulnerable people in the UK If you are a vulnerable person, you can sign up for support online. You can register yourself, or on behalf of someone else. This will help [...]

HUB Partners, St.Albans Healthy Club Newsletter


  Our HUB Partner has provided a great informational newsletter to help you during the COVID-19 Quarantine. Please click the link below to view the newsletter: St Albans Healthy Hub Newsletter ~ The HAWA Team

Tiffin Club Closed until Further Notice


Due to the coronavirus outbreak we have had to close the Tiffin Club until further notice. Please keep checking the website and our Facebook page for updates. HAWA and Tiffin Club Hub,  face to face [...]

Newspaper Articles


Please click on the attached links to see what we have been up to recently. Who will win a Mayor's Pride Award for 2020? ~The HAWA Team  

Annual Fund Raising Dinner


Photo of Annual Fund Raising Dinner held on 28th April 2019. Next Annual Fund Raising Dinner in 2020 will be advised once the COVID-19 Quarantine is over. ~The HAWA Team

Sweet, Sweet Teddy


On the 8th November the ladies took part in making teddy bear cake toppers, it was sticky fingers and fun all round.  We had lots of giggles and some very talented ladies.  

Visit From The Mayor


On the 29th November the Mayor of St Albans Rosemary Farmar visited the Tiffin Club.  She spoke about her life and different roles  she has done over the years.  It was very inspirational and the [...]

Welcome to HAWA


Hello and welcome to Hertfordshire Asian Women’s Association (HAWA), here you will find news and information about our events, projects and news about our group. We work closely with women from all backgrounds to promote [...]



  In September we took our Tiffin club ladies to Buckingham Place, we headed off by coach at 9.30am from St Lukes Church and we were blessed with a beautiful sunny day.  The ladies seemed [...]

Old People’s day


The Tiffin Club and its ladies attending the Older people's day. The event was held on Wednesday 11 October, at The Alban Arena. There were lots of stalls from local groups and demonstrations for the [...]

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