I was asked to say a few words to open the event and I spoke about how diversity in Reading is one of the towns strengths and something we should treasure and maintain.
There were lots of things to do and see and I enjoyed talking to the Berkshire Carers Service, Berkshire Autistic Society and Reading Voluntary Action who told me about how they are focusing on volunteering oppotunities for 16-24 year olds (see www.RVAyouth.org.uk).
Sadly it was a flying visit so I didn;t get the chance to see everyone but I hope to return next year with a bit more time! I also made sure everyone knew about next years Year of Culture as because I want the year to reflect our town fully.
|The welcome was made by Harish Raichura, ACRE Trustee|
|An energetic performance by Niquelle LaTouche and friends|