The English as an Additional Language (EAL) team at Knowsley Council has been raising awareness of the plight of refugees as part of Refugee Week.
On Tuesday 20 June, the team attended Court Hey Park to raise money for local refugee charity SHARe and educate residents on asylum seekers and refugees living in the borough.
The team held a bake sale at the Incredible Edible section of the park and raised £84.50 for SHARe, which will be used to support asylum seekers and refugees to thrive in Knowsley and become valued members of the local community.
All cakes were baked by the team and close friends who wanted to support Refugee Week.
SHARe Knowsley is small local grassroots, charitable organisation that supports asylum seekers and refugees homed in Knowsley, giving practical, emotional and social support.
The EAL team also handed out free Ukrainian chocolates to residents in the park to mark the Homes for Ukraine programme which has seen a number of Ukrainians settle in the borough since the start of the war.
Cllr Graham Morgan, Leader of Knowsley Council, said: “The English as an Additional Language team are invaluable service for asylum seekers and refugees living in Knowsley and hold numerous events during the year.
“I would like to thank for them for their hard work raising money SHARe Knowsley and also educating residents on asylum seekers and refugees in the borough.”