Events have been held across St Helens Borough to mark Refugee Week, with Labour councillors taking part and supporting activities.
Refugee Week is a UK-wide festival highlighting the creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking sanctuary. Through creativity and conversations under the theme of ‘healing’, Refugee Week 2022 is a celebration of community, mutual care, and the human ability to start again.
Councillor Jeanie Bell, St Helens Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Safer, Stronger Communities, said: “With the ongoing crisis in Ukraine there is now more focus and public support for the plight of refugees, but it’s vital to remember that there are people fleeing other conflicts around the world, all equally deserving of our compassion.
“It’s a great source of pride for us that we’ve been able to provide those who come to our borough in the greatest need with a safe home in inclusive and resilient communities in which they can make a valuable contribution.
“We hope during Refugee Week that you’ll help us celebrate these successes and the journeys that all refugees have undertaken by getting involved in the week’s events, and go the extra mile to learn about the different cultures of our neighbours that make up the fabric of our communities.”
For more information about the national campaign, visit https://refugeeweek.org.uk