Thank you to all our learners, residents, volunteers, funders and supporters!!! What an amazing year it has been and what a great way to end our year with two celebration parties in both Newcastle and Sunderland.
We welcomed over 200 guests to our celebrations in Newcastle, which included a ‘Building Bridges’ challenge (making a bridge from recycled materials in 15 minutes!) to the live sounds of the Cramlington Caribbean Crew! We would like to thank the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress for kindly joining us for our celebration in Newcastle, held in the Turbine Hall at the Castlegate on Tuesday 11 December and to the Samosa Sisters for the delicious hot food. The Samosa Sisters are a non-profit refugee led community organisation that supports and empowers vulnerable women living in NE England raising funds for the relief of poverty (destitution fund) to help vulnerable women with ‘No recourse to public funds’. We would also like to thank City Church for helping us with the arrangements and for the technical support in showing our special Thank You film made by Robin Fry with the support of Ash.
In Sunderland, our party got into full swing on Wednesday 12 December when we were delighted to be joined by over 50 guests along with Janine Hartley, NEMP Partnership Manager and our CEO, Julian Prior, who together had the difficult task of selecting the winner in our ‘Building Bridges’ challenge!
Our ‘Thank You’ film was premiered at both venues with many of the stars of the screen present at the events!