Twinning Association News & Events
Events & Activities
MARCH 18 St Patrick’s Day Quiz Night – Stansted Day Centre
JUNE Residents from Stansted Mountfitchet to visit Rungis
St Patrick’s Day Quiz 2023
Stansted/Rungis Twinning Association are putting on a quiz night on Friday, March 18 to mark St Patrick’s Day.
Held at the Day Centre at 72 Chapel Hill, doors open at 6.30pm, and prizes are on offer for the winning team (8 people per team). You can book your table in advance at email@example.com. Tickets are £10 and you can bring your own bottle.
Funds will go towards exchange visits and twinning activities with Rungis throughout the year.
Summer Trip to Rungis
The twinning association are working hard to iron out a detailed itinerary for a resident’s trip to Rungis this trip. Dates have been pencilled in for weekend of Friday, June 9 to Sunday, June 11.
If you would like to join the party of residents bound for our twinned town this summer, email the twinning association at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHRISTMAS QUIZ NIGHT 2021
In December as the country struggled with yet another wave of Covid, residents showed great community spirit to support the twinning association when they turned out for a quiz fundraiser for the organisation. Money raised will be used to fund social activities for visiting Rungis residents in 2022.
AUTUMN QUIZ NIGHT 2021
The community celebrated first twinning social since the start of the pandemic with a quiz night held at the Day Centre in September. Teams of eight competed for a prize of French goodies of wine, cheese & chocolates. The proceeds from the night were banked to put on social activities for when Stansted hosts visits from Rungis residents in 2022.
First social event held for over 18 months held to raise funds for twinning activities.
Race to Rungis
Hugely popular Race to Rungis sees residents walk of lockdown woes in a virtual walk to our French sister town.
Last Pre-Covid Social Event
Last cheese & Wine, tasting & quiz night before the pandemic paused twinning activities
Trip to Rungis
Six residents of Stansted pay a visit to the Château of Vaux-le-Vicomte, as well as Rungis’ Christmas market with a meal hosted by the Maire of Rungis
6 July 2019
Twinning charter signed
Officials from Stansted & Rungis formalise their twinned status at St John’s Church. Stansted-Rungis Association holds events to celebrate the twinning.
Trip to Rungis
Six Stansted residents visit Rungis. BBQ held in their honour, & attend cultural shows put on for them.
First Student Exchanges
68 students from Rungis visit the village. Pen letters were exchanged between primary & secondary schools in March. English speaking corners get under way in Rungis.
Stansted-Rungis Twinning Association Established
The community group is set up to bring residents of both communities closer together.
9 June 2018
Officials Meet in Rungis
Representatives from both administrations meet in Rungis to sign a twinning agreement
The Official Twinning Ceremonies
– Summer 2018
In the summer of 2018 representatives of both councils for Stansted Mountfitchet and Rungis met in the French town for the signing of the Twining Charter.
Pictured in the centre is Parish Council Chairman Maureen Caton (left) and the Rungis Mayor Cllr. Raymond Charresson (right).
A reciprocal event took place at the signing ceremony the Twining Charter in St John’s Church, Stansted when the Twinning Charter was signed.
You can learn more about Rungis by clicking on the link Plaquette-Rungis Town Info Leaflet or from the French town’s Regional Council’s website. http://www.rungis.fr/. The website can be accessed in English.