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Event Cancellation Notice: EmpowerHer Workshop

Dear Participants,

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we regret to inform you that today’s EmpowerHer Workshop scheduled for Friday 21st June has been canceled. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Please note that the workshop has been rescheduled to start on Friday, June 28th, 11am. We sincerely apologise for any disruption this change may have caused to your plans.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for your understanding.

Warm regards,


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Calling All Vendors! 

We are thrilled to announce the Black Business Market hosted by Tambu Ayis Support Service! 

Date: Saturday, 27th July 2024
Time: 12 PM to 6 PM
Location: Amhurst Road Community Centre, 57 Charterhouse Road, London E8 2RE

Join us to celebrate and support local Black-Owned Businesses. From bespoke haircare and skincare to chic fashions, meet the brilliant minds behind these amazing enterprises.

We are currently looking for vendors to showcase their products and services at this exciting event. If you’re interested, please contact Miranda on 📞 07359431441 or 📧 for more details.

Don't miss this opportunity to be part of an empowering community event!

#BlackBusinessMarket #SupportBlackBusiness #CommunityEvent #TambuAyisSupportService #VendorOpportunity #BlackOwnedBusiness #LondonEvents



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Join us for our upcoming EmpowerHer Workshop starting on Friday, June 21st, 2024, designed specifically for African and Caribbean women who have experienced domestic abuse, trauma, or gender-based violence. These workshops provide a safe space for healing, whether the wounds are visible or invisible. Sessions will be held on Fridays for 10 weeks, from 11am to 1pm.

To register or for more information, please contact Miranda Josiah at 07359431441. Referrals can also be made via our website at All materials needed to support your recovery will be provided.

These workshops are open to residents of Hackney and surrounding boroughs. Join us as we embark on this journey towards healing and empowerment together.



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Upcoming Forum: Building Empowering Workshops for African and Caribbean Women

Join us for our upcoming forum on Friday, May 17, 2024, from 19:00 to 20:00. This forum is an opportunity for all African and Caribbean women to have input into the workshops delivered by Tambu Ayis Support Service (TASS).


  • The forum serves as a platform for learning, research, and discussion.
  • This session will focus on the topic of "What is Trauma?"

Who Can Attend:

  • All African and Caribbean women are welcome, regardless of whether they have experienced domestic abuse, gender-based violence, or trauma.

Guest Speaker:

  • There may be a guest speaker, but this is yet to be confirmed.


  • The interactive forum will allow participants to share their insights and experiences.
  • It will be a collaborative space where attendees can contribute to shaping the content and approach of TASS workshops.



  • Please be sure to RSVP to secure your spot at the forum.

Exciting News:

The National Lottery Funds EmpowerHer Workshops! 

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We are thrilled to announce that Tambu Ayis Support Service (TASS) has received funding from The National Lottery for an entire year for our EmpowerHer Workshop program!

This funding will play a crucial role in providing empowering workshops to women and children who have experienced gender-based violence, trauma, or domestic abuse. It will enable us to offer vital support, resources, and a safe space for individuals to heal, rebuild their confidence, and take steps towards a brighter future.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to The National Lottery and The National Lottery Players for their generous support. Without the dedication and commitment of lottery players, services like ours would not be able to provide essential support for vulnerable individuals in our society.

Thank you for believing in our mission and helping us make a positive difference in the lives of those who need it most.

#EmpowerHer #NationalLottery #SupportingSurvivors #ThankYou

TASS Black Business Market a Resounding Success!

We are thrilled to report that the TASS Black Business Market held on May 4th at the Amhurst Road Community Centre was a fantastic success! The day was filled with joy, vibrant interactions, and a wonderful community spirit.

Our diverse vendors, including standout businesses like Destressbody Skincare, Touch Heart Jewellery, Herbal Cosmic Health, R Consultancy, and Gemela’s Gems, not only enjoyed themselves but also saw impressive sales and received glowing feedback from attendees. Special thanks to Simon Hudson for enriching the day with his engaging book signing and sharing valuable historical insights.

The public's feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with many expressing their admiration for the quality of products and the warm, inclusive atmosphere. It was truly a day to remember, reinforcing the strong community ties within Hackney.

Tambu Ayis Support Service (TASS) would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all the vendors who participated. Your commitment to our ethos of community support and engagement made this event special and aligned perfectly with our goals.

Looking Ahead:

Due to the high demand and positive feedback, we are excited to announce that we will organise another event in July 2024. Stay tuned for more details, and prepare to be part of another enriching experience that celebrates the best of our local Black businesses.

Once again, thank you to everyone who made the TASS Black Business Market a success. We look forward to seeing you again in July and continuing to support and uplift our wonderful community.

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Spotlighting Young Entrepreneurs at the TASS Black Business Market!

Get ready for a day of discovery and entrepreneurial spirit! TASS is excited to host the TASS Black Business Market on Saturday, 4th May 2024, from 12PM to 5PM at the Amhurst Road Community Centre, Hackney.

We are proud to showcase a diverse range of Black-owned businesses, and this year, we're also shining a light on the youngest bright minds in our community. Join us as we introduce inspiring young entrepreneurs, bursting with innovative ideas and fresh energy.

Featured alongside established businesses like:

  • Destressbody Skincare: Pure, natural skincare that soothes and protects.
  • Touch Heart Jewellery: Exquisite, handcrafted pieces that capture hearts.
  • Herbal Cosmic Health: Holistic health remedies rooted in tradition.
  • R Consultancy: Empowering your personal and professional journey.
  • Gemela’s Gems: Discover the hidden treasures of hand-selected gemstone creations.

And special guest, Simon Hudson, author of "History Through the Black Experience", will be signing copies of his illuminating work and sharing insights on the rich tapestry of Black history.

There will be a special section dedicated to up-and-coming young entrepreneurs ready to make their mark.

This event is not just a marketplace; it's a fertile ground for nurturing the potential of our youth and fostering connections that help cultivate their future success. By supporting these young trailblazers alongside established businesses, we're fuelling a cycle of community growth and innovation.

Mark your calendars for an unforgettable experience of networking, celebration, and empowerment. Let's unite to support the dreams and aspirations of both established and budding entrepreneurs in our community.

For more details and regular updates, keep an eye on our website and social media channels. Join us at the TASS Black Business Market and be a part of nurturing the next generation of business leaders.

#TASSBlackBusinessMarket – Celebrating Innovation Across Generations.



We are thrilled to announce that our International Women's Day event was a tremendous success! We would like to extend our sincerest thanks to everyone who joined us in celebrating such a pivotal day.

A special thank you to Councillor Grace Adebayo for honouring us with her presence. Her participation added great value and meaning to our event.

Our gratitude also goes to Roxy's Of London for their generous donation. The lovely scented diffuser items were awarded to our second and third prize winners, bringing joy and delight.

We must also acknowledge Butterfly Mobile Therapy for their kind donation. Their contribution significantly enhanced the overall experience of the day.

Your support and involvement made this event not only possible but also truly memorable. Thank you once again for coming together to connect, empower, and inspire on International Women's Day. Here's to many more successful events in the future!

We are delighted to express our heartfelt gratitude to Roxy's Of London for their generous donation of scented diffuser items to our International Women’s Day event. This event is a collaborative effort with Southern Housing Group, and we are thrilled to have the support of such a wonderful organisation.

Roxy's Of London has graciously contributed to making our event a fragrant success, and we invite everyone to explore the delightful scents they offer by visiting

Please join us in celebrating International Women’s Day on Saturday, 9th March, from 12 pm to 2 pm at the Dalston Lane Community Centre, Lewis Place, Hackney, London E8 1NU. For more information on the event and how you can participate or assist, refer to the contact details provided on the event flyer.

Let's come together to connect, empower, and inspire. We look forward to seeing you there and joining us in wearing purple to embrace this year's theme of #InspireInclusion.


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Forum Success and Next Steps!

We're thrilled to announce that our recent forum on building empowering workshops for African and Caribbean women affected by gender-based violence was a tremendous success! We extend our heartfelt thanks to all who participated and contributed to the insightful discussions.

The feedback we received from the forum was overwhelmingly positive. Participants found the presentation informative, with many expressing that the statistics shared were eye-opening and unknown to them previously. Additionally, we heard valuable suggestions that such forums should be held regularly to share relevant information about gender-based violence within our community.

In light of this positive response, we're excited to announce that TASS will be hosting another forum on Friday, May 17th, 2023, from 7pm to 8pm. This event will be open to the public, and details will be available on our events calendar for registration.

It's important to note that this forum isn't solely for those who have experienced gender-based violence or trauma. Rather, it's an opportunity for all members of the African and Caribbean community to share their lived experiences and insights. Your voices matter, and together, we can work towards creating a safer and more supportive community for everyone.

Thank you once again for your participation and support. We look forward to continuing these important conversations and making a meaningful impact together.



Join Us for the Empowering Workshop Feedback Forum

We are excited to announce our upcoming event, the Empowering Workshop Feedback Forum, tailored for African and Caribbean women. This forum aims to gather valuable insights from our community members to shape empowering workshops designed specifically for those who have experienced gender-based violence.

Date: Friday, 16th February
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

This virtual event will be conducted via Google Meets. To reserve your spot and receive the meeting link, please RSVP by emailing us at by Thursday, 15th February, 11:59 PM.

During the forum, participants will have the opportunity to provide feedback on various aspects of the workshop development process. Your input will be instrumental in ensuring that these workshops effectively address the needs of our community.

Following the forum, individuals will also have the option to book a 1:1 session with Miranda Josiah, our Founder/Director, for further discussion or support.

Don't miss this chance to make a difference and contribute to creating impactful workshops for African and Caribbean women. We look forward to your participation!

Exciting News: TASS EmpowerHer Workshops Starting Soon! 

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Starting Date: Thursday, 22nd February 2024

Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey towards empowerment, resilience, and self-discovery? We're thrilled to introduce the TASS EmpowerHer Workshops, carefully designed to empower African and Caribbean women in our community.

Program Overview:
For: African and Caribbean Women
Duration: 10 Weekly Sessions
When: Every Thursday
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Venue: Dalston Lane Community Centre

Program Criteria:
- Open to African and Caribbean women from Hackney and surrounding boroughs.
- Must be committed to attending all 10 sessions.
- Desire to cultivate resilience, self-confidence, and empowerment.
- Willingness to engage in group discussions and activities.
- An openness to explore personal growth and self-discovery.

What to Expect:
Interactive Discussions: Engage in meaningful conversations on various topics.
Self-Care Techniques: Learn strategies to enhance your well-being.
Personal Growth: Explore your strengths and personal development.
Community Support: Connect with like-minded individuals in a safe space.

Referral Form: Please find the referral form here.

Referrals must be made and participants booked onto the program prior to the start date.



TASS Jumble Sale Launch Event - A Huge Success!

We are thrilled to share that our TASS Jumble Sale launch event was a resounding success! 

Thanks to the incredible support of our patrons, donors, volunteers, and the wonderful community, we managed to raise just under £100 to kickstart our mission of empowering African and Caribbean women affected by domestic abuse. 

We want to express our heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you who attended, shopped for a cause, and made generous donations. Your support makes a world of difference in the lives of those we aim to help. 

A special shoutout to Councillor Anya Sizer for gracing our event with her presence. Your support means the world to us, and we look forward to future collaborations! 

We extend our thanks to Southern Housing Group for providing us with the perfect venue and for partnering with TASS in this endeavour. 

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Due to the overwhelming success of our Jumble Sale, we are excited to announce that we will be hosting another one very soon! Stay tuned for updates and get ready to shop for more fantastic finds while supporting a worthy cause. 

Thank you once again for your unwavering support. Together, we are making a positive impact on the lives of African and Caribbean women and families in Hackney and surrounding boroughs. 



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