On 14th April we spend the day in Halifax with 36 refugees and asylum seekers – first visiting The Industrial Museum where a small army of volunteers explained the rich history of the area, really fascinating. For the smaller children it was the machine that could pack chocolates that seemed most interesting – perhaps because […]
Many thanks to Red Cross for inviting Together We Grow to have a stall at the Hate and Crime Awareness event. Red Cross is doing a lot of supporting work with asylum seekers and refugees and we appreciate working with Red Cross. Apart from stalls, there were workshops, talks, children activities, food and musical entertainment […]
Thanks to the Egg Factory in Hebden Bridge for a freezer and a vacuum cleaner. Also thanks to Nikki for all the clothes, shoes, a clock, a scooter, etc. All to be taken to Rochdale.
Many thanks to Helen, Lisa and Kate for the Denby dinner set, children’s clothes, a guitar, etc. Delivering it all on Saturday. Also thanks to Ben for offering two large fields for the asylum seekers and refugees to use if they wish.
Many thanks to Lush Charity Pot for their grant to us. This is the second time they give us a grant and their contribution makes a big difference to what we can do.
We are pleased to announce that we got a £200 grant from the Vegetarian Society for our event in May. This will pay for a Syrian vegetarian meal made in Yorkshire by Syrian refugees – see the video here: https://www.facebook.com/UNHCR/videos/10157476936608438/UzpfSTg2NDc1ODM5MzU4NDcxMToxNzY3Mzg5MzQzMzIxNjA3/
One of our refugees used to be a successful tailor in Syria. Today he got an industrial sewing machine (pictured) – and a bed – from Reuse in Littleborough. Good we can help making such connections. We have taking another family to the Reuse shop for them to take what they need. We were given […]
Many thanks to the unknown person who dated £200 to our project via our Localgiving.com page. Also thanks to the two people who sent us £10 and £50 by cheques and to everyone who pay monthly via Localgiving.com. We appreciate donations from the public not only because it shows support for our project but also […]
Many thanks to Aviva Community Fund for their donation of £100 to our project.
Why climate migrants do not have refugee status A “The Economist explains” article delves into the thorny issue of why climate migrants have not been given official “refugee” status under international law. “On the surface, the problem is bureaucratic,’ the Economist says. “Environmental migrants are not covered by the 1951 Geneva Convention Relating to the […]