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 […]
We took a group of asylum seekers to the Lake District for the weekend – from Friday to Sunday. We stayed at Glenthorne, https://glenthorne.org/, where we have been invited to stay cost free. In other words they pay for the accommodation, food, transport, activities, etc. This amazing offer gave a group of people a well-deserved […]
Our walking group met on a very rainy day and several members were unable to come. So an English conversation session took place instead in Beryl’s house. There are many odd things to learn in the English language!
Together We Grow had a stall at the Blackshaw Head village fete. We gave out our different leaflets, talked to a lot of people and got the contact details of some new volunteers.
We took a group of refugees and asylum seekers camping at Old Chamber’s Camping above Hebden Bridge. Despite the rain on Wednesday we had a great time. Thanks to everyone who lend us tents, sleeping bags and mats. With lots of games, long walks, camp fire, lovely meals and a choir arriving for a BBQ […]
Took a car load of clothes, shoes, blankets, duvets, children’s books and toys, etc to asylum seekers and refugees to a Red Cross event held in a church every Monday. There are advice workers, an ESOL class, a barber, games to play, free lunch and drinks. Many thanks to everyone who donated these items.
Hired a coach for the day to go to Fleetwood to visit the seaside. Many thanks to YMCA for offering free access to the splash pool for the children and giving 50% rebate on everything purchased in the shop. Also thanks to Adam Catwell who made drawings of people who wanted to take the picture […]
We are taking a coach full of refugees and asylum seekers to the seaside/Fleetwood on 3rd August for the day. We are looking for spades, buckets, kites, etc to take with us. If you have any of these you want to donate to us please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks
Our management committee met on 11th July, partly to plan future activities. We are taking refugees and asylum seekers living in Rochdale to Fleetwood on 3rd August to see the seaside. St Augustine’s Centre will arrange another coach trip to the seaside for refugees and asylum seekers living in Calderdale. On 28th August we will […]
Many thanks to Lizzie and Steve for hosting a lovely concert in aid of Together We Grow. During the break drinks and Georgian cakes were served as the choir sings Georgian songs in the original language. Laura, the chair of Together We Grow, made a speech and several people offered practical and financial help. Everyone […]