Committee meeting

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Our management committee met on 20th January. We received an update on a skills audit of the committee, which showed the following skills: Typing, record keeping, filing, Accountancy and finance, Project design, planning and management, social researching, participatory research, Using social media, publicity, Interpreting / translating , speaking loudly!! Networking, Training, developing training materials, Fundraising […]

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Training courses

Some of our core volunteers do one-to-one English conversation with the refugees and asylum seekers. We arranged a very useful training course for those volunteers on how to spot trauma signs and deal with it. We also encourage the members of our management committee to go on training courses. These courses have now been booked: […]

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Visit to see Frozen II

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Rather than the expected 120 we had 85 asylum seekers and refugees coming to Hebden Bridge on 21st Dec – 36 from Rochdale and 49 from Halifax. It was a joint event with Friends of the Picture House. Some fed the ducks and watched the Christmas tree in the Square before arriving at the town […]

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Fundraising

Together We Grow spent more than £11,000 over the last seven months – since 1st May 2019. If you or your organisation want to give Together We Grow a Christmas present you can do this online at https://localgiving.org/charity/togetherwegrow/ or you can post a cheque made our to ‘Together We Grow’, Warcock Hill Barn, Long Causeway, Blackshaw Head, […]

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Visit by Salford University

We had Philip Martin coming to interview Together We Grow about our work. Philip is a researcher at Salford University looking into the integration of refugees and asylum seekers on behalf of Migration Yorkshire and five local authorities including Calderdale. They are interviewing one hundred organisations in Yorkshire & Humber – from public, private and […]

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Christmas lunch for our committee

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Our management committee met today to welcome our 7 new members from Halifax. We also have 3 committee members from Rochdale, two from Bradford, two from Hebden Bridge and two from Blackshaw Head. Out of the 16 members 12 are refugees and asylum seekers. Various countries are now represented on our committee: Syria, Libya, Palestine, […]

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Christmas activities

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Many thanks to Blackshaw Methodist Church for letting us sell our new booklet, Doris’s New Home, at their Christmas Fayre. It is a children’s booklet with drawings by Shakya from Sri Lanka and text by Laura. Shakya’s parents were able to come and help selling the booklet, which is on sale for £5 – in […]

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Thanks to the Coop

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Six of our management committee members and some family members attended an event at the Coop supermarket in Mytholmroyd. Afterwards we had lunch at the Tibetan Kitchen in Hebden Bridge and saw a film at the Picture House. Once again many thanks to the Coop Community Fund for their fantastic support.

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New publication from TWG

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Two members of Together We Grow have published our first children’s book, which is on sale for £5. You can purchase it at the Bookcase bookshop in Hebden Bridge, at the Great Rock Coop and at Warcock Hill Barn, Long Causeway, Blackshaw Head, Hebden Bridge, HX77JB. It will also be on sale at various local […]

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Visit to Todmorden

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About 50 asylum seekers and refugees from Rochdale and Halifax came to our event in Todmorden on 5th October. We had lunch at the Central Methodist Church – chicken curry and vegetable curry. This was prepared by members of the Mosque in Todmorden. After lunch those who wanted to take the children to the park […]

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