Knowing and loving our neighbours

Some Turkish refugees arranged a Christmas get together online, inviting various people to sing, play music and give a short talk. Together We Grow’s chair, Laura Beesley, spoke as did two of our volunteers, Sandy and Steve Dodd. Below is what Sandy and Steve said: It’s an honour and pleasure for us to be asked […]

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Food parcels delivered

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In addition to the food parcels delivered up to half-term Together We Grow joined forces with St Augustine’s Centre to give over 450 food parcels to 126 asylum seeker families in Calderdale. Together We Grow bought the food and took it to St Augustine’s Centre, who organised the delivery. Together We Grow delivered to 26 […]

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Christmas presents


Many thanks to St Augustine for the Christmas presents so each family member can get a present. A lot has been donated by businesses in Calderdale worth thousands of pounds. They have now all been delivered. Many thanks to Charlotte and David for delivering car loads of duvets and food parcels around Calderdale and Rochdale.

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New duvets


We had 49 new duvets delivered tonight after the delivery van broke down on the motorway. Some are King size and some are single duvets as ordered by the refugees and asylum seekers. We got them for £490 and they are now all delivered.

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Yoga classes for women

We have now bought yoga mats and paid the yoga teacher. The sessions are for women only and there is no more free place available. 15 women have signed up. The yoga teacher, Claire, wrote on her Facebook page: As the sun sets on another day, I feel honoured to have held space for a […]

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3p increase

The government has decided that the support for asylum seekers to be increased by 3 pence per week from £39.60 to £39.63 or £5.66 per day. This is meant to cover food, clothes, transport, toiletries, telephone, etc but not accommodation. All the charities supporting asylum seekers condemn this as an insult. The government increased the […]

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