This year marks the 15th anniversary of Neighbours’ Day, since it was launched in Paris, in 2000.
This event is now celebrated around the world by millions of people – 1400 partner cities, housing organisations and associations are participating in over 36 countries with more than 20 million participants!
In May 2015 Respond organised a BBQ at lunch time at the Respond Head office located at Airmount, Waterford for Respond and Assisi House staff, and residents from Waterford City’s estates Luke Court, Luke Crescent, Spring Gardens, Lisduggan and Aisling Court.
Neighbours Day t-shirts were kindly supplied by the Irish Council for Social Housing (ICSH) and were very much in demand on the day by both residents and staff.
A large group of approximately 80 attended this event where atmospheric music was supplied by local musician Danny Brown. A few outdoor games were played on the green while the BBQ was sizzling. Brilliant sunshine was interrupted briefly with one major downpour which failed to dampen the spirits of all who attended.