July 4th, 2013
A Celebration of Sharing in Life
We welcomed over 150 refugees, guests, supporters, volunteers and staff from Jesuit Refugee Service UK to enjoy a sunny afternoon together here.
The JRS-UK Summer Party theme this year was “A Celebration of Sharing in Life”, perfect for an event at the Hurtado Centre, where we hope to be a place of welcome and community. Lots of volunteers, friends and family members shared their time and energy to set-up and tidy-up. Other local volunteers shared their ideas and helped with the planning. Everyone brought their talents: delicious food served by Zigni House, fantastic photos taken by Fotosynthesis Community, face-painting for the children organised by volunteers from St Patrick’s parish… not to mention a brilliant performance by a few of the Stratford East Singers.
It was great to host friends and neighbours from many different countries at the centre in Wapping and we look forward to welcoming others from the wider JRS-UK community in future.