We were delighted and honoured to welcome our friends from Asylum Link Merseyside to St. Mary's recently. Members of our Edmund Rice International Group organised a Christmas party for around 30 asylum seekers, who enjoyed a buffet lunch whilst being entertained by choirs and soloists from the Prep and College.
Our visitors spoke to our pupils about their experiences and the afternoon made a profound, positive impact on everyone involved. Our guests and pupils were also given the opportunity to write a message or wish on a bauble and hang this on our Christmas tree of friendship and hope.
As they left, our visitors were given hampers containing donated food, clothes and toiletries which had been put together by our pupils.
Thank you to our friends for visiting us and we wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a happy, healthy and safe 2017.