44 refugees attended our event on 10th February at Hope Baptist Church in Hebden Bridge. We had a playroom upstairs for the children to use but also took nine children to play in the park. We had room upstairs for those who wanted to pray. Two rooms downstairs where we had lunch, could sit and […]
Our management committee has now got three new members, Beryl, Marian and Ibrahim. Ibrahim is an asylum seeker and a co-chair with Laura. Other committee members are John, Pat and Finn. Simon had to step down due to his workload. We are grateful for these long-term volunteers to become members of our committee.
On 13th January we met with the refugees at St Andrew’s Church to do a consultation event on what Together We Grow should be doing in 2018 and beyond. A lot of good ideas came up, some can be implemented pretty soon, others will need further fundraising. Our Management Committee met the day after to […]
On 10th January, we took two car loads with toys, children’s books, boots, a new bed for a child, etc for our event Saturday 13th January in Rochdale and we will bring two more car loads. A former nursery has given us all their toys and books. A lot of individuals and families have also […]
Louise and Helen led a singing workshop for children. After the workshop they performed:
Unfortunately, we do not have videos of all the performers from the Welcome Festival.
Women Asylum Seekers Together (WAST) singing:
Moheddin Aljabi sang at the Welcome Festival we held at the Central Methodist Church in Todmorden:
Many thanks to Mark Simmonds from Coop Culture for helping us transferring the first two financial years from our spreadsheet to the gnucash accounting software. It has been a steep learning curve but worth it as it enables us to keep better track of our different funders. Where the first financial year had 148 entries […]
Some of the refugees from Together We Grow had attended the 12 weeks course on conflict resolution. There were four such classes meeting weekly. The course ended with a community dialogue in Rochdale Town Hall and we are pleased to have been invited to this event. Participants in the course were allowed to invite inspirational […]