Celebrations ringing in for Stafford Polish community

Can make a free call using SKYPE to family, friends in Poland

27th May 2010:
If you are a member of Stafford Polish community, you can make a free call using SKYPE to contact family and friends in Poland. The offer is a part of Stafford’s Polish community celebrations.

Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH), in partnership with the Polish White Eagle Club, is organising the celebration at its Community Resource Centre, in Greyfriars, on Friday, May 28.

The call service will be made regularly available to all customers from the centre, if they wish to use it in the future.

Customer Participation Officer for SARH Pam Smith says Stafford has a well established Polish community and they want to celebrate this by bringing together local Polish people of all ages as well as the wider community.

Pam says it will also be an opportunity to learn more about the community’s historical roots and what it is like to be a Polish person living in the town.”

Many of Stafford’s Polish communities came to live in resettlement camps throughout the borough after they fled Nazi occupation in Poland. A younger generation of Poles also came to Stafford in recent years to study or for work.

Marian Nowakowski, who helps run the Polish White Eagle club, says the Polish community has developed a fantastic relationship with other communities in the town over the years and events like the Polish Day help strengthen that relationship even further.

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