Middlesbrough's reputation as a place of welcome, community spirit and support will be celebrated at an event later this month.
Middlesbrough City of Kindness takes place in the Crypt at Middlesbrough Town Hall on Thursday, November 15 as part of National Interfaith Week.
Middlesbrough Council’s Stronger Communities Team (SCM) will be showcasing their work in the borough’s Brambles & Thorntree, North Ormesby and Newport wards.
And there will be an opportunity to see the My Town, My Future and East to North East exhibitions, both curated with input from local communities.
Shahda Khan, Middlesbrough Council’s Strategic Cohesion & Migration Manager, said: “The SCM team has been working closely with local residents and partners, and this event is a chance for people to find out about some of the great things that local people are doing across the town.
“Middlesbrough City of Kindness will put the spotlight firmly on a wide range of local residents and the everyday acts of kindness which make a huge difference to others.”
Councillor Mick Thompson, Middlesbrough Council’s Executive member for Culture and Communities, said: “Middlesbrough’s rapid growth as an industrial powerhouse in the 19th Century brought people from a huge array of backgrounds together in a very short space of time.
“That provided the foundations for a town that is welcoming, tolerant and supportive, and one which thrives through the diversity of its many communities.
“Middlesbrough has always extended a warm welcome to people from all over the UK and across the globe, and this event celebrates that attitude and all those who nurture and support it.”
Middlesbrough City of Kindness takes place in the Crypt at Middlesbrough Town Hall on Thursday, November 15 from 12.30pm to 3.30pm.
To book a place (by Tuesday, November 13), visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/middlesbrough-city-of-kindness-national-interfaith-week-tickets-51715988915