Two good news stories: 1. We received a grant from the Integration and Support Fund jointly set up by Calderdale Council and Community Foundation For Calderdale to support refugees and asylum seekers. Thanks to the grant from @Calderdalefound we can now offer more support to refugees and asylum seekers. #FoundationFunded 2. We also received a […]
On 3rd March we were supposed to take a large group of refugees to the industrial museum and the Piece Hall in Halifax – with lunch in between – but postponed it to next month due to the weather and the train strike. Luckily, the industrial museum, the restaurant and the Piece Hall have all […]
We keep getting amazed of the kind offers from the community. Like we have now been given six guitars and distributed them to refugees. Two more guitars have been promised. We also have two people who are willing to give guitar lessons to the refugees free of charge. One of the refugees is playing his […]
Four members of our management committee went to the first meeting of Rochdale Refugee Forum yesterday. The forum is for all the organisations that come in contact and deliver services for the refugees and asylum seekers. So it includes MIND, Red Cross, the local council, NHS, arts groups and various community groups. Absent was SERCO […]
Many thanks to the Bilal Mosque for inviting us on Sunday to the open day. There was music, children singing, a tour of the mosque lead by the imam, a Q&A session and some free food to everyone.
Took three sewing machines into the refugees women’s sewing group. The machines were donated by individuals in Blackshaw Head. Picked up three vacuum cleaners, a toaster and a duvet from the wonderful Reuse project in Littleborough and brought it to various refugees. See https://www.facebook.com/ReuseLittleborough/?ref=br_tf Finally, took a boys bike and a mirror to refugees. All […]
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 […]