Peterborough Asylum and Refugee Community Association (PARCA) were privileged to host a visit from Cambridgeshire’s High Sheriff, Jennifer Crompton last week. It was an opportunity for Jennifer to see first hand the activities that PARCA deliver as well as meeting the team and hearing how they support their service users. During her visit she said “It’s an honour to be invited here today. Part of my role is to help bring people and organisations together to bring mutual benefit and I would be delighted to work with PARCA in that way.”
Jennifer, who is the High Sheriff for 2022 – 2023, was born in South Korea, and at the age of five emigrated with her family to the United States. After working in banking in New York, she moved to Hong Kong in 1997. She moved to London in 2000 where she became a UK citizen, and settled full time in Cambridgeshire in 2016. Jennifer has been involved with social outreach, arts, educational, and child related charities over the years.
A number of the staff and volunteers at PARCA have themselves come to the UK from other countries and during Jennifer’s visit were able to share their own experiences of how they came to settle here and how that helps them empathise with their service users. After her tour of the PARCA centre and opportunity to observe an ESOL class – she went on to say “It’s wonderful that you can integrate all nationalities together under one roof working cohesively to achieve the same goals. I am extremely impressed with PARCA’s achievements so far and look forward to even greater things.”
For more information about PARCA please visit our website www.parcaltd.org or telephone 01733 563420