The Friendship Circle celebrated Chanukah with a whole host of events.
Manchester-based organisation, The Friendship Circle, which organises social events, activities and programmes for adults and children with physical and learning disabilities, kept the community busy over the Chanukah period.
The diary of events begun with a pre-Chanukah craft evening where over 70 members of The Friendship Circle, including volunteers and participants from Langdon, Outreach and Brookvale were invited to take part and get their hands messy. There were various fun craft activities, such as: menorah-making, dreidel-decorating, and card-designing as well as sand art.
During the Chanukah festival, there was a Chanukah party at Brookvale as well as nightly candle-lightings for the Langdon community. This nightly ritual involved festive treats and refreshments. They were also able to get involved in a fun activities including bingo, games and dancing.
The Friendship Circle programme director, Esty Bruck, said: “Chanukah is a time of warmth and light that is brought by friendship and good times. Some people might find it harder to make friends and integrate into the wider community. We arrange social activities throughout the week for people with special needs to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to socialise with friends and have a good time. Chanukah is a really busy time at The Friendship Circle and we do our best to ensure that no one misses out on this special time of year!”