Karen joined the CAWH team as the Centre Manager in January 2022.
She has a background working for charities and in education,
drove ambulances for 5 years, only at night,
then leapt the gap to see daylight again and work for CAWH.
She is interested in gardening, art and life's infinite possibilities.
Monika joined the CAWH team as the Centre Administrator in February 2022.
She used to work at Kingsgate Community Centre so she's familiar with the local area.
Although she has relocated from Cricklewood to Harrow,
she is more than happy to be able to continue to work in the local community as she feels she's a part of it.
Apart from working at the Centre, Monika is also an apprentice studying for an AAT Advanced Diploma in Accounting.
Over the last few years, she has completed her degree in Sociology & Social Policy and was involved in a few volunteering projects.
Monika lives with her teenage daughter and two cats.
In her spare time, she enjoys dancing, going out for nature outings with her daughter, musical theatre and listening to music.
Children & Young People Project Coordinator
Anika joined the team as a part-time Children and Young People Project Coordinator in December 2019. Her children used to go to West Hampstead Primary School when they were little and attended many activities at the Community Centre.
Although she now lives in Cricklewood, she still feels connected to the West Hampstead community,
and is very happy to play a small part in running the centre.
In her other part time role she looks after the garden and volunteers at Our Yard at Clitterhouse Farm, a local community project. Her professional background is in hospitality. She spent 20 years working in the five-star market,
the majority of time as Duty Manager for top hotels in Berlin and London.
In her spare time Anika loves spending time with her family, reading, baking, crafting and going for long walks with her dog.
Keeping Well Together Organiser
Hello I am Beatrice, Keeping Well Together Organiser at CAWH.
My role is to create activities for people to meet while doing something they enjoy.
Human contact and interaction are vital to increase well-being and decrease isolation and loneliness.
A bit about me...
I am French, living in London for the last 30 years, and brought up two amazing young men.
I enjoy travelling, cooking, nature and dancing.
I was a Sheltered housing manager for 15 years, and during the pandemic, I trained as a mindfulness teacher.
Then I decided it was time for a change of career. This lovely Community Centre just had the perfect role for me!
Since February, we now have a regular coffee morning, a monthly memory cafe and many more activities and events!