Celebrating refugee families in Yorkshire

More than 300 people, including refugee families, gathered in North Yorkshire to celebrate the contribution refugees make to the UK. 

Organised by the Refugee Council during Refugee Week 2018, the event provided an opportunity for families, including children, to share their diverse skills and talents.

There were stalls run by the families, a shadow puppetry performance, live music and dancing.

Councillor David Chance, the county council’s executive member for stronger communities and a Scarborough borough councillor, said: “I found it both humbling and inspirational to see what our refugees in North Yorkshire have achieved since their arrival and to hear some of their stories.

“We are truly indebted to the volunteers within those communities who have befriended and helped them to settle so quickly, to learn language skills and to bring an added richness to the life of our communities.”