Chard Together 2020

Dagmar Dureckova, Jason Baker, Alex Nunez

My dream has been for a few years to hold a special day Chard Together. The dream became reality on 22.02.2020.

The main organizators were A Ray of Sunshine for a Child ( director Dagmar Dureckova) and Somerset Portuguese Association (Alex Nunez). Thank you very much to all who got envolved and participated at the event.

The event was opened by Alex from Somerset Portuguese Association together with the Mayor of Chard, Jason Baker. We could listen to portuguese and polish singer and also Slovak children from A Ray of Sunshine for a Child and Klobucik community. We all sang karaoke together. Drawing, planting seeds and many other creative activities were prepared for children. During the day we screened short films about Slovakia, Portugal, Czech Republic, Poland etc.

The first meeting took place with the desire to allow communities from Chard and surrounding area to present and inform what they do and how they help.

It is essential to cooperate and support each other at work. Visitors received information about the communities of Portuguese, Slovak, Czech, Polish and UK where they can find them when they want to meet. It is very important for immigrants to maintain their traditions and to speak in their native language.

This event was exceptional and we prepare to organize Chard Together also next year.

Author: Dagmar