Wrexham Council employees recently held a pre-Christmas event for Ukrainian refugees staying in the county borough.
Staff in the Housing Department invited Ukrainian guests along for tea, cake and biscuits at the council offices in Ruthin Road, as part of ongoing efforts to help refugees feel safe and welcome.
Housing staff helped lay on refreshments and there was plenty of laughter and friendship in the room.
Councillor David A Bithell, Deputy Leader of the Council and Lead Member for Housing, helped organise the event. He said:
“It was a lovely morning and our staff really went the extra mile to make our guests feel welcome.
“The war in Ukraine has forced many people to flee their homes, and it’s important that we continue to make refugees staying in the county borough feel safe and supported.
“I was really proud of our staff – they did a tremendous job and you could feel the warmth and friendship between everyone.”
The event was also attended by other council employees who are instrumental in supporting Ukrainian families, as well as the Leader of the Council, Councillor Mark Pritchard, and Wrexham AFC’s community development team.
Councillor Pritchard said:
“This will be a difficult Christmas for many people whose lives have been turned upside down by the war, and we need to do everything we can to make them feel safe and welcome.
“Wrexham has always been known for its compassion, and is a caring and warm-hearted community, and it was wonderful to see our guests enjoying some tea, cake and friendly conversation with staff. It was a lovely event.
“I would like to say a big thank you to all officers and members of staff who’ve been involved from day one. They’ve done a fantastic job.”
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