Volunteers and supporters gathered together on Saturday 5th October to celebrate their own success in becoming Community Sponsors and now the start of their journey supporting the Syrian family who arrived in Settle in August.
The dinner was also attended by Janet Kent, Catholic Care’s Safeguarding Lead who has supported the group with safeguarding training and will continue to support as required over the coming months.
There was also recognition of all the hard work and preparations over the last 12 months as the group completed the application process with Home Office, fund raised, sourced a property and ESOL teachers to name just a few of the challenges they overcame.
The guests enjoyed a delicious two course meal in the picturesque village of Stain forth near Settle.
The group are now looking forward to the next 12 months as they empower the family to settle in Settle!