Daytrip to Todmorden


We had a workshop with a local artist, Lizzie Lockhart. It was held a Todmorden College. We did decorating of plates and bowls – to go into the oven for 20 minutes so the decoration cannot be washed off. We also decorated leaves, made insects, decorated plant pots and put flower bowls into the compost. […]

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Trustees’ meeting

Together We Grow’s trustees normally meets every six weeks to with some regular items on the agenda, like the minutes of the last meeting, financial report, past and future activities. There are sometimes also discussions on the strategic direction of the charity, Refugee Week in June, etc. On 28-2-2023 we had a trustees meeting, where […]

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New Home Office policy

Breaking news about a big change in immigration policy. Many of our asylum-seeker guests have faced hugely long waits – two years or more – both for their substantive interviews and then decisions about refugee status. Following Home Office announcement, those who claimed asylum before 28 June 2022 and who come from Afghanistan, Eritrea, Libya, […]

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Making gifts


We invited our friends from Rochdale and Calderdale to come to Hebden Bridge for a day out. And what a day! On arrival at Hope Baptist Church we had a drink and some fruit before Lizzie Lockhart did a workshop where we made gifts for Christmas, Eid, birthdays, etc. Among the gifts where decorating plant […]

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Walking day

We had a wonderful walk with friends from Rochdale. Some had to give last minute apologies due to tooth ache/dentist appointment or meeting with solicitor. However, the singing, the chat and the lunch made it a lovely walk. Thanks to Marian for organising it. Here is the route we went: Through town to Foster Bridge […]

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Training day

We had a training session for our trustees and volunteers. We looked at the safeguarding policy and the volunteer policy plus had informal talks about how people feel about volunteering for TWG. A lot of useful comments were made that we will take forward. The event was held at Todmorden College. Many thanks to Hilary […]

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Dance workshop

2nd with Sam etc

On 24th October we had a dance workshop at Todmorden College with a professional instructor, Sam. She did a very good job of it using the equipment provided by a company free of charge. After the workshop Karl provide us with a fantastic lunch. Some then went home while others went to the play area in […]

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Trip to the Lake District


Many thanks to Glenthorne in the Lake District for hosting asylum seeker families for 3 days, 21-23 October. We took the train to Windermere, where Terry picked us up in a minibus. After settling into Glenthorne with a bed room for each family and for our volunteers we had a fantastic dinner. Each evening we […]

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