Predicted to be a year of hope, the Year of the Rabbit saw the local community come together for its first event since COVID-19 at the Pagoda Arts Centre, which celebrated its 40th year in 2022.

Hosted by member of The Sovini Group, Pine Court Housing Association, for the local community, the event included a raffle, a traditional Chinese fan dance from Pagoda Arts dancers, food from Big Bowl, with lion dances and kung fu performances by Hung Gar Kung Fu Association.

Through its Community Development Fund, Pine Court Housing Association supports hundreds of local beneficiaries each year by partnering with organisations to create safer, more inclusive, healthier communities.

Established in 1986 as a registered social landlord with a mission to provide quality homes and inclusive housing services for those in need, Pine Court Housing Association continues its mission to create opportunities and change the lives, promoting cultural tolerance and cohesion across the Liverpool City Region as part of The Sovini Group.

David Brown, Director at Pine Court Housing Association said: “We are proud to be building a better future for our diverse, inclusive communities across the Liverpool City Region. It was an absolute pleasure to see our customers, colleagues and friends in the community come together to welcome in the Year of the Rabbit.”

He added: As the cost-of-living rises, we know many will be finding this time of year challenging. We hope this event along with our commitment to reinvest into our communities will continue to make a positive impact.

Know a community or volunteering group that could achieve its goals through additional funding and support? Pine Court Housing Association is now taking new applications for its Community Development Fund.