Interpreting for Refugees – Herefordshire

      Herefordshire Council is currently seeking volunteer interpreters to work with Syrian refugees when they arrive in the county later this year.  Training for volunteers has been arranged for two days in October. (If you are already qualified as an interpreter with a relevant language pair, then we would also be pleased to […]

Eid celebration – momento of the day

This is a personal perspective of yesterday’s Eid celebration that we have received. It was a great day. Thank you to those who could attend. Please take a moment to read these touching words. “Today I had the honour of attending an Eid celebration that had been organised in honour of our newly arrived Syrian […]

The Bandstand Community Festival – 17th September

    Visit the BRWR stall at the Bandstand Event. Come and see us. Everyone welcome.   This event is to promote our diverse community here in Redditch We take great pride in our iconic Victorian Bandstand.

September 2016 Report

Report transcripts submitted to the Redditch Community Forum and the Bromsgrove Equalities and Engagement Forum. september2016-report


WE ARE  COLLECTING  ESSENTIAL ITEMS AND MONEY  TO  MAKE  UP THE DIGNITY PACKS  FOR  CHILDREN, MEN AND WOMEN  STRANDED  IN THE REFUGEE  CAMPS ACROSS  EUROPE We need only 150 supporters to give £20 each (£3,000 target). This will raise enough cash for the packs. You can donate items too – please see the list of items mentioned […]

Calais Collections on Sat 27th August in Redditch

If you are interested in donating essential items to help people in the Calais refugee camp, have a look at our list below. The next collection day is Saturday 27th August, with collection points at the Central Mosque (Jinnah Rd) and The Bridge Church (Evesham Road) open between 2pm and 5pm. Thank you.   ITEMS WANTED […]

Refugee Council:- It’s our birthday but we don’t want a cake.

Sixty-five years ago today in an unremarkable room in Geneva, a life saving commitment was made.   It was the summer of 1951 and the horrors of the Second World War were still fresh in everyone’s minds. Just a few years earlier amidst Europe’s darkest days, western nations had shamefully turned boatloads of Jewish refugees […]

BRWR Welcome and Fundraising Dinner 9th July 2016

  The fundraising dinner was attended by 150 people, including the three Syrian families.  The Mayor of Redditch Cllr Joe Baker, Leader of Redditch Borough Council Cllr Bill Hartnett, Yvonne Rendell Chairperson of BRWR, Naeem Arif Vice Chair of BRWR, Madge Tilslley MBE, Rev Ray Khan of St. John’s Church Bromsgrove, Sukhwinder Singh of Redditch […]

Updated Pledge

Dear supporters, Good news! The first few families have arrived in Worcestershire and resettled in Redditch. Few more families are expected at the end of July. The UK has pledged to accept 4,000 refugees a year for the next five years. The majority of refugees will arrive from the countries bordering Syria. For more, click […]