An interesting article from Rabbi Ariel Abel who was an invited guest to our street party/Eid celebration.
What an amazing day! Thanks to all our home partners, friends, family, and supporters who made the street party/Eid celebration such a wonderful and joyous occasion. From the delicious international cuisine, to the henna tattooing, face painting, bouncy castle, and balloon artistry, it was a true celebration of diversity and what makes this a very special community.
There have been many 'firsts' during the development of Kingsley Rd, Alt Street and St Bernard's but never before have we had a live string band...and donkey rides on Alt Street! Thanks to John and The Loose Moose String Band for a great performance, to Saba (the donkeys!!!) and Saba, Ana, and Amel for organising us all.
What a community
The work on our final house in the St Bernard's community project is well underway. Home partner Saba decided to check the progress on her & Abby's home...and take in the views!
Another great team build this weekend with the home partners, their family and friends. Everybody worked so hard doing plaster boarding, painting, groundworks etc and learning new skills. Once again we enjoyed a fabulous lunchtime feast cooked by the home partners and family members and were joined by many of the children.
Working together towards a common goal is the foundation of HPBC. By doing this, community, friendships, and greater understanding follow.
Thanks to all who contributed to making this another productive and special day.
Huge thanks to Wienerberger for donating all the bricks for what will be our final house on the St Bernard's development.
Home partner Saba and her children oversaw the delivery of the 11.000 bricks for their home.
HPBC is extremely grateful for the considerable and continued support of Wienerberger
Huge congratulations to Peggy, David, Rapha, Jude and Davey the dog on being the first St Bernard's home partner family to complete their 500 'sweat equity' hours! Well done
fter hours and hours of grafting, over many months, the job of cleaning the thousands of bricks from the demolished parish hall was completed today. They can now be recycled
Well done to all our home partners and their family and friends.
It's been great to see HP neighbours Romena and Anna and their mums all working together over the last few weeks. We wish Anna's mama a safe journey back to Poland tomorrow.
Finally, congratulations to Romena & Awadh who have amazingly completed 180 sweat equity hours over the last 2 weeks, supported by their family and friends
The sun came out for today's team build day.
Home partners and their family & friends did some serious hard grafting!
Their children/mums/dad's joined us for another fabulous lunch.
Thanks to HPBC founder & Chair Rev'd Shannon for coming along to lend a hand.
Alt St HP's Chris & Lauren and Silvia & Nour and children dropped in to chat with their soon to be neighbours.
It was lovely to see the children playing and getting to know each other.
It was a pleasure to meet with the children from Smithdown Road Primary School today to celebrate the unveiling of the collage they've produced on the development of St Bernard's.
The collage has taken pride of place in the reception area of our partner Onward's Liverpool HQ.
Thanks to Hampton NW Development for coordinating this piece of work.
The children are so excited about coming back to site to see the completed houses
Thanks to home partners AB & Colette's dad Mike for helping with our office move today (and for posing for this photo!). Thanks also to HP Chris.
HPBC will still have office space on the St Bernard's site but our new 'HQ' base will be at the Florrie, L8 4RF
Many thanks to our French volunteer Amandine who completed her 6 week placement today. She's donated all her volunteer hours to our home partners to help them reach their 'sweat equity' target.
We managed to get the balloons Hamptons had presented to her back to the hostel this evening.
HPBC is very grateful for the support we continue to get from the La Rochelle university students.
So 18,000 tiles carefully removed, roof repairs completed, and all 18,000 original tiles replaced.....the St Bernard's roof is now back to it's former glory
AS PART of HPBC’s ongoing partnership with ESTP, the leading higher education institution for civil engineering in France, we were pleased to welcome another student for a three-month placement this summer.