The meeting was very positive and went very well. All those attending were fully involved and attentive to all that was said.
John Cochrane introduced the meeting. He stated that all of us were there because of our compassion, whatever our culture, religion, non-religion or political persuasion. That our compassion leads to kindness for all in need, all humanity are one family sisters and brothers. It is our duty, our privilege and because of our compassion our desire to help all in need.
Anu Shukla of the Standard gave a moving account and showed a film of her visits to the refugee camps in Calais and Dunkirk.
Finally a lively interesting polite questions and answers session.
Over 130 people of all faiths cultures and politics came, including from churches, the mosque, the gurdwara, councillors from both labour and conservative and nearly all giving their name and contact details offering help.
A very encouraging meeting, So Redditch will be a welcoming town.