When coming to a new land, and in attempting to call it home, there are countless obstacles an immigrant faces, let alone a refugee. Isolation, language barriers, access to housing and food...it's an endless list.
The Hammersmith and Fulham Refugee Welcome Group (https://hfrefugeeswelcome.uk/) is one organisation that pushes daily to reduce that list, and this holiday season it was no different. We joined them on Dec 16th to throw a holiday party to bring just a bit of good ole fashioned silly British festive joy. Tutors Alice and Johnny lead a holiday-themed, raucous session and joined in the Christmas feast and stocking share that the HFRWG put on.
The day before, we had hosted our own holiday party at our usual Croydon location with our PFP family. We gorged on Christmas crackers, satsumas, sweets, mince pies and christmas puddings while we raucously sang and jammed along to our favourite holiday tunes. Indeed, all was merry and bright.
So from our large, diverse, and loving family to yours, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
The founders, Anna and Alyson