Coming soon – 2021 RefuJuice
Braeburn apples have been gleaned for our popular RefuJuice from Bentley’s Fruit Farm, Castle Trump, Gloucestershire – many thanks to them for donating the crop.
Our wonderful group of gleaners picked six bulk bins full in record time then enjoyed a picnic in the farmyard thanks to the mild weather. The apples will now go to Pershore College to be pressed and bottled.
Watch out for delivery dates!!
Take a look at the photos taken on a wonderful day of gleaning.
Little Amal, the 3.5-metre marionette representing a young refugee, took her first steps on Tuesday through the streets of Gaziantep along the Syrian-Turkish border with real-life Syrian refugee children walking alongside.
Little Amal to pass through Birmingham in October.
Redditch Afghan Refugee Support will be holding a coffee morning and cake sale to raise funds for Afghan refugees who will shortly be settled in the Worcestershire area.
The event will run from 10am til 12 noon on Saturday 27 November, at the Ecumenical Centre in Redditch town centre. There will be hot and cold drinks, cakes and a fantastic tombola so why not come along and enjoy a sociable fundraiser?
Nicki Farnes, Ecumenical Centre manager, says
“My husband served in the British Army in Afghanistan, and as a result we have many good friends who have had to leave the dangers of a country ruled by the Taliban to make a new home in the UK. Worcestershire promised to welcome over 200 Afghan refugees over the next few years – which is great news.”
The government funding programme covers the basic needs of the Afghan families so money raised at this event will be ringfenced by Bromsgrove and Redditch Welcomes Refugees and used to purchase items or services which are not covered by the government. This might include driving lessons, bicycles or equipment needed to prepare for new jobs or school.
Picture shows Nicki Farnes and Sharon Harvey.
BRWR are organising a gleaning session – to pick apples that will be pressed for RefuJuice.
We will be picking the apples on Saturday 20th November. A target of 15 gleaners would be very helpful.
Following on from that; we will be helping to press and bottle the juice. No date has been set for that yet, but help would be very much appreciated.
If you are available and willing to help for either the picking of the apples, or pressing and bottling the juice, or both, then get in touch! Get in contact with BRWR to register your interest to help; either by Facebook or by emailing email@example.com
Our AGM will be held on Monday October 25th at 7:30pm in the Bromsgrove Methodist Centre (B60 1AS).
Please come along to hear in more detail what has been going on, have an informal chat about helping local refugees, maybe even consider joining the committee. We are still looking for a vice-chair in particular. Refreshments will be available before the meeting.
If you are passionate about Bromsgrove, enjoy writing poetry and would like to
feature in a short film performing your own poem, we’d love to hear from you!
Our second film celebrating Bromsgrove through poetry, called ‘Poets of Bromsgrove’, is to be
produced and filmed by Maz Salmou, a former front line Syrian television reporter, with
support from several Bromsgrove organisations and Bromsgrove District Council. The film
aims to showcase local talent for writing and performing poetry and will also feature Faith
Taylor, the Bromsgrove-based winner of this year’s Young Poet Laureate competition for
We are currently recruiting for Bromsgrove-based poets of any age and level of experience
who might like to be involved in this film, with filming taking place locally during October and
Interested people must be:
• passionate about poetry
• local or well connected to Bromsgrove
• of any age or background
• keen and willing to write and be filmed performing a poem that celebrates
To apply, please send it to Joanna Freeman
(Projects Manager, Severn Arts) at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 8th October