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Community event aims to celebrate differences

VARIETY is the spice of life…that’s the message in a special event being run Stafford and Rural Homes.

SARH is holding a ‘celebrating differences’ day to embrace the diversity within Stafford Borough – from age and race to gender and religion – at Thirlmere Way Day Centre, in Thirlmere Way, off Merrivale Road, Stafford , on Thursday, August 1, from 10am to 2pm.

“Stafford is an extremely diverse place and we want to bring this wide range of culture together and enjoy all the aspects that help make Stafford Borough so special,” said Christine Cartwright, Community Involvement Officer for SARH.

Activities at the event will include Brazilian drumming, sign language workshops, a community art project and food tasting.

The event is being supported by partners including BBC Radio Stoke, Chase Against Crimes of Hate (CACH), Staffordshire Police, Healthwatch Staffordshire, Autism and Sensory Support in Staffordshire (ASSIST), The University of the Third Age (U3A), Art Basil, Independent Community Arts Project (ICAP) and the Richmond Fellowship.


It has been organised as part of SARH’s Community Learning Programme, which includes over 50 free sessions delivered across Stafford Borough throughout the year to help people into employment, improve health and wellbeing, encourage people to meet others or pick up a new skill or hobby.

Other courses still available this year range from Foods of the World – for the family, glass painting and football skills, to basic plumbing, CV writing and parenting skills.

You can also find the Community Learning Programme on Facebook by searching ‘Community Learning Programme’.

For more details on the event contact SARH’s Community Involvement Team on 0800 111 4554. 

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