Last week, things got very colourful at our Trust’s Recovery College and the Gerry Simon Clinic, as the Spiritual Care Team celebrated the Hindu Spring festival Holi!
Known as the festival of colours, Holi is an ancient, religious Hindu festival which has become popular with non-Hindus in many parts of South Asia, as well as people of other communities. During Holi, people will colour each other with dry powder and coloured water.
Students from The Recovery College enjoyed throwing coloured paint powder over Spiritual Care Lead, Emma Louis and Hindu Chaplain, Rakesh Bhatt, whilst learning about this important and fun festival. At the Gerry Simon Clinic, staff and patients donned their white clothes and took to the courtyard for a bit of March mayhem.
Spiritual Care Lead Emma Louis says, "To be able to have fun and make people smile, whilst learning about different cultures and experiences, is a great opportunity in our Trust community."
Next up for festivals will be Easter and Vaisakhi, both in April, so look out for more events led by the Spiritual Care Team or contact them on 0121 612 8067 for more information.