The 5th Hartshill International Day was held in Stoke on Trent on 5 May 2018. This annual event organised by the community group Hartshill and Harpfields Occasions (HAHO) recognises and celebrates the fact that people from 55 countries live, work, study or worship in the two wards of Hartshill & Basford and Penkhull & Stoke, and over 50 languages are spoken, making it – we believe – the most diverse neighbourhood in the City.
Each year ASHA North Staffordshire participates fully in the day with a stall of information, craft items made by clients of the organisation, and musical performance. This year staff member Godfrey Seminega was joined for a lively session on African drums by clients Guigui Guillaume and Osman Karim Hira, a contribution which was very much appreciated.
Several members of the public brought along bags of food items to donate to ASHA in solidarity with asylum-seekers and refugees in our area and to demonstrate their support for the good work of the organisation.
HAHO thanks ASHA North Staffordshire most sincerely for their continued involvement with Hartshill International, and looks forward to working again with them for many years to come.”