Saturday 8 February saw the launch of our first ever Euro Café in Stratford-upon-Avon, set up jointly by Stratford4Europe and Warwick District 4 Europe. The idea behind the initiative is to offer friendship and support to EU nationals who may be struggling at this time. It was an extraordinary couple of hours filled with love, laughter, and some tears. We heard so many heart-breaking stories as a direct result of Brexit. Some of our members are also training to become Settled Angels to help with Settled Status applications at future events.
More than 40 people attended the event and based on the feedback and interest we have received so far, we expect the number may be even higher at our next café in Leamington at the end of the month. Through these cafés we hope to stop the feeling of isolation and rejection that many EU nationals are currently feeling. We are stronger together!
-Hazel, Warwick District for Europe