We recently took part in the Our City Community Cup tournament for Bristol Refugee Festival. A festival that brings together brings together communities from across Bristol and beyond to connect, share and celebrate.
Bristol Refugee Festival celebrates refugees and asylum seekers’ contributions to the city. Launched initially as part of Refugee Week, the event began in 2005 and has grown into a celebratory sanctuary of food, music, stalls, and information which showcases refugee artists, performers and stories. It’s a space for different cultures and communities to share their diversity joyously.
At Bristol Mind, we are committed to reaching out to wider communities in our city. We recognize that many have come in need of refuge, and we aim to help those people’s mental wellbeing in whatever way we can. That’s why we run a number of projects working specifically with refugees. You can read about the different groups we run here.
Our football club is a weekly session with hotel residents to come together, interact, exercise physically, and get to know one another. We were proud that our weekly players came together with our support to participate in the annual Our City Community Cup.
The tournament has been running since 2011 and is equal parts competitive and fun. Watch this video to get a feel for the day, captured by Wesport: