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  • Writer's pictureWelcome To The UK


At Welcome to the UK, we do everything we can to help newcomers settle in our community. Christmas is a very big celebration in the UK.

Although it is a Christian holiday, it is widely celebrated by people from a variety of religious backgrounds, simply because in December - Christmas is everywhere! 

We wanted to share some of this joy and traditions with

our members. Since March, we have had many newcomers to Southend, from Ukraine but also from other countries. As this was going to be their very first Christmas in the UK, we tried our best to make it special. 

We were extremely lucky to have support from the Salvation Army, Well Being Garon Park, the Mayor, and Southend-on-Sea City Council. It enabled us to organise five wonderful Christmas Events. You can find out more about each event on our 

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