Over the festive period, RMC have been hard at work, but managed to squeeze in some festive fun for our staff, volunteers and clients.
Our Walsall and Wolves ESOL tutors and volunteers came together and took over 70 of our clients to see the pantomime in wolves for some festive fun (oh no they didn’t, oh yes they did…)
RMC have been working in collaboration with the grand theatre for many years, and again this year we delivered art session to produce art work that’s part of their inclusive art display that’s on show in the main entrance.
Kamran, RMC’s Regional Resettlement Manager and cricket coach, initiated a great sports event on 20 December. The Walsall Performance Hub provided first-rate facilities enabling both football and cricket matches to be played in adjoining sports halls.
RMC staff were joined by a number of our Afghan clients from Wolverhampton, Walsall and Birmingham. Teams competed against each other in the spirit of fun and inclusion. A colleague commented “I can bat” (she certainly could!) “but not bowl” (it didn’t matter – she tried!)
The event concluded with the presentation of certificates, distribution of Christmas gifts for children of resettled Afghan families, and visits of notable guests. Birmingham MP Khalid Mahmood and Walsall business man Raja Nadeem offered support and encouragement in affirming the work of RMC in fostering integration.
Children & Families project Christmas party
The Children in Need funded Children & Families project hosted a Christmas party just before the big day with lots of presents given out to local families.
There were big smiles on everyones faces as they got a chance to come together for fun, food and a bag full of presents!
The party rounded off a year full of fun for the project which has included film nights and a summer celebration.
Within the office, we continued the festive fun with parties within our ESOL classes, secret santa’s in each office for the team along with a Christmas party to thank everyone for all their hard work.
It was a chance for the RMC team to come together again and reflect on a busy year before taking a break for Christmas to recharge.
Thats not all!
With all that festive fun, we still saw over 2000 clients through our open door drop in through December!