On 13 May 2023 we held a fête at St. Giles Church in Cambridge to celebrate Europe Day.

The fête raised just over £700 for local volunteer organisations Cambridge4Ukraine and Mums 4 Ukraine, who support Ukrainian refugees in Cambridgeshire and send aid to Ukraine.

We’d like to thank everyone who came along and bought thongs at our stalls, all our volunteers, musicians Mulberry Klezmer, Red Velvet, Jeremy Harmer and Dragan Cvejic, and everyone who donated items for our stalls, particularly Mill Mediterranean Coffee Spot who donated delicious sweet and savoury pastries.

Cambridge for Europe Chair Paul Browne commented:

“Europe Day commemorates the signing of the Schuman Declaration on 9 May 1950, which sought to replace centuries of conflict in Europe with peace, friendship, and cooperation, and laid the foundations for today’s European Union.

We believe that the declaration’s ambition for a very different future so soon after the devastation of World War Two should be an inspiration to us all today. As we celebrate Europe Day this year we remember the people of Ukraine who are fighting with such courage for their freedom to be part of the united, peaceful and democratic Europe that the Schuman Declaration envisaged”

What is Europe Day?

Europe Day is held annually on 9th May, and marks the anniversary of the presentation of the Schuman Declaration in 1950, an event which led to today’s European Union. Europe Day celebrates shared values of freedom, democracy, human rights, equality, human dignity and the rule of law,

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