Young CBHA residents in a garden

CBHA has run a range of Activate London projects within Waltham forest since 2007. Activate is a health and well-being programme funded through the national lottery which focuses on physical activity, healthy eating and mental well-being.

Some of the projects we are running include:
Chatterbox Club/Ladies Who Lunch
Pukka Tukka

Women's running club


Chatterbox club/ Ladies Who Lunch

These monthly ladies' lunch clubs are held during school hours.  Participants cook their favourite dish for a buffet-style lunch (with a small cover charge). 

If you can’t cook, don’t worry — your club’s members will be happy to teach you!

Lunches also feature guest speakers talking about health issues, such as healthy eating, holistic medicine or childhood obesity. Lunches can also include exercise, facials and other actiities as identified by the participants as being of interest.

A management committee is also being recruited and trained, with the aim of our organising more activities in the future.

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Pukka Tukka

This project is aimed at supporting young people who are looking after themselves to shop, cook and eat healthily on a budget.

Takeaways can be tempting because they seem like an easy option — but we all know that they are unhealthy and expensive.

At the end of the project, the young people graduate by cooking and serving a 3-course meal to invited guests (including local pensioners and single parent families).

During the past two years CBHA has shifted its focus onto providing training for residents so they can run their own healthy projects in the future.

Pukka Tukka has also created a healthy eating recipe group with recipes aimed to help people to cook on a budget. The recipes within the book were recommended by community groups working with CBHA and include moroccan chicken, saltfish and ackee and much, much more. If you would like a copy of the recipe book please contact us.

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Some of CBHA’s Activate projects over the years have also included included:

Active Uth/ Tennis 4 Tots

This was aimed at young people of different ages. It involved running a series of lively, fun sports sessions to get young people to try something new and start thinking about their fitness from an early age. The sessions were tailored to different age groups.

Inter-cultural food days

These days were aimed at CBHA’s culturally diverse community and involved food from the participant’s countries of origin, presentations on health eating, cooking food on a budget and weight management for families.

The project also aimed to encourage local people to be more adventurous when cooking and to use new foods and flavours.

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Women's Running CLub with A Mile in Her Shoes

Running Club Group

Running has many physical and mental health benefits. The aim is to help each person to reach their own personal goal: so whether that’s to try running from scratch, to train for your first 5k race, or just to walk, jog and run with other women once a week, everybody is welcome including absolute beginners.

The group will be led by qualified female volunteers and the content of each session is designed to be suitable for all fitness levels. Appropriate clothes, shoes and sports bras for running will be provided free of charge for you to keep, plus there are snacks and water for you to refuel with afterwards.

WHEN: Every Saturday 11.00

WHERE: Meet at CBHA (433-443 High Road, Leytonstone, E11 4JU)

Please contact CBHA to sign up and arrive 10 minutes early if you require any running kit.

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