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Celebration of Polish culture in Stafford
A CELEBRATION of Stafford’s Polish community is being organised by SARH.
Stafford and Rural Homes – working in partnership with the Polish White Eagle Club – is staging the celebration at its Community Resource Centre, in Greyfriars, on Friday, May 28.
The event will include an opportunity for members of the Polish community to make a free call using SKYPE to contact family and friends in Poland. This service will then be made regularly available to Polish customers from the centre if they wish to use it in the future.
“Stafford has a well established Polish community and we want to celebrate this by bringing together local Polish people of all ages as well as the wider community,” said Pam Smith, Customer Participation Officer for SARH.
“It will also be an opportunity to learn more about the community’s historical roots and what it is like to be a Polish person living in the town.”
Many of Stafford’s Polish communities date back to the Second World War as people fled the Nazi occupation in Poland and came to live in resettlement camps throughout the borough.
A younger generation of Poles have also come to Stafford in recent years to study or look for work.
Marian Nowakowski, 65, who helps run the Polish White Eagle club, said: “The Polish community has developed a fantastic relationship with other communities in the town over the years and events like the Polish Day will help to strengthen that relationship even further.
“The Polish White Eagle Club was founded for the Polish community in 1968 and one of the main aims written in our constitution has always been to help promote Anglo-Polish relations.
“We work closely with our community partners such as SARH and Stafford Borough Council to achieve this and I hope this latest event will be a huge success.”
Some of the other activities that will take place at the event will include:
A mini Polish food market organised by European Mini Market, on Gaol Road, in Stafford.
A chance to learn the history of Stafford’s Polish community.
A quiz about Poland.
For more information on the event please contact SARH’s Customer Participation Team on 0800 111 4554 or use the link below.