19-08-2013 – Hendon Launch

This event was held on Monday, 19th August, 2013 between 1pm and 4 pm at Sunderland Bangladeshi Community Centre, 30 Tatham Street, Sunderland, SR1 2QD. The lead Partner for organising this event was Sunderland BME Network.


Many people displayed information and a wide range of people came along to see what Sustainable Sunderland was all about, whilst having fun on the various activities. A series of pictures from the event are shown below to give an idea of the active community involvement that took place.

The Fun

There was a wide range of activities for everyone to participate in. From face painting to a oucny castle
Below are sisters Tegan and Charlie-May who had their faces painted from designs that they chose.
As well as face painting there was a balloon artist and magician who provided hours of fun.
 Sumo and super hero suits provided ample padding for enthusiatic clashes of super strength!
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More gentle games were provided as well.
African style drumming provided a background sound to the event.
A fully supervised rodeo bronco ride proved a challengs for all those that braved it.
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The Exhibitors

All the Sustainable Sunderland partners had exhibitions at the event. As well as other organisations who had a message about environmental sustainability to give.
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Nissan Leaf Electric Car

In the car park outside the event there was a Nissan Leaf which has zero emissions. Gentoo Group provided the vehicle and here demonstrate how the charging unit works.

 And Finally…

After a long hard day at the event Dean from SBMEN and Daniel from ICOS relax on the rodeo bronco – most of the time lying on the cushioned floor of the ride rather than on the bronco!
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