Christmas Party Thanks!

Jeremy Thompson writes:

Thank you to everyone who helped with the Restore Christmas Party by welcoming our 46 refugee guests, providing food and organising games.

This event is a highlight in the Restore calendar and may be the only party some of our guests will attend.   It is wonderful to see so many guests laughing and having fun with the parachute, Pictionary, Santa suit relay and other games and then tucking into samosas, snacks and delicious puddings.  At the end of the evening they left with doggy bags and parcels that included hat, gloves, socks and toiletries from Gifts of Hope (a project run by churches and mosques in the Kings Heath area).

At the end of the party one of the guests spoke to some of the volunteers from St John’s and said, “When I get to heaven I will say, ‘When I was lonely you welcomed me and when I was hungry you fed me’ ”    What a profound and powerful comment, highlighting the impact that we can make and how much it is appreciated.

13th Dec 2017 Posted in: Hidden Posts by Fran Varley 1

One Response

  1. Sarah Ball says:

    That comment is so moving. So glad you have been able to do this for those in need.

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