Bury College were proud to host Collabor8, an exciting event which brought together the communities of Bury for a celebration of multiculturalism and faiths.

The event, delivered by Greater Manchester Police, invited people from across Bury to enjoy live entertainment, presentations and a range of interactive stalls. The event, which aimed to bring the society together, was an opportunity to celebrate rich diversity and unite.

Amongst the community groups who attended the event were Early Break Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Service, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust and Stop Hate UK. Representatives from these groups were on hand to issue information about their services as well deliver an exciting range of activities.

PC Tim Heap kicked off the day’s events with a round of introductions from the Madame Mayor of Bury and councilors. This followed with a balloon release which allowed visors to pay their respects for the victims of the Manchester attack.

Superintendent Rick Jackson said, “We are delighted to celebrate the second Collabor8 event and champion the rich diversity across Bury. I think it is especially important that this event is bringing together a young age group and is an opportunity to shape the future generation.”

The Madame Mayor of Bury, Councillor Dorothy Gunther, said of the day’s events, “I think today’s event is absolutely fantastic and an indication of how united we all are together. I hope everyone has a wonderful time.”

Collabor8 is part of a long-term strategy to continue to link together the wider communities of Bury.

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