Before the countdown to Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games were well under way, Whitecrook Community enjoyed their own Commonwealth celebration event on Saturday 21 June 2014 at Centre81 organised by the team here at ISARO Social Integration Network.
Our successful event was funded by Big Lottery, West Dunbartonshire Council, Scottish Refugee Council, a local company Nu Star and supported by Centre81 and Clydebank East Community Council.
Over 250 people attended the event. The event brought together the whole community and as one of the organisers, John White, the chairperson of Clydebank East Community Council stated that he;
“Was very pleased to witness such community cohesion”.
The fun filled day was kicked off by a fun run led by the local 2014 Commonwealth Game Torch bearer Stephen McNulty introduced by a local young bagpiper Ines Carberry. The event also featured various performances, sports sessions including football with the assistance of Coaches from Scottish Football Association, screening of a documentary following local resident from various commonwealth countries, international food buffet, bouncy castle to occupy the little ones and many more.
In her speech, the local Councillor Hazell Sorell, thanked Isaro Social Integration Network for their continuing work in bringing the community together and thanked all those who attended for keeping the momentum as the countdown to the Games continues. Also attended the event Joe Brady from Scottish Refugee Council. A number of local councillors joined the community in this fantastic celebration:, Councillors Kath Ryall, Gail Gasey, William Hendrie, Gail Casey and Marie McNeil.
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