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Safe Passage help unaccompanied child refugees find safe, legal routes to safety. Please read and consider adding your name to their campaign to “Save refugee family reunion”. Click the link below:
The Redditch Community Lottery has been launched and BRWR has been chosen as one of their good causes.
When you buy a £1 lottery ticket, you can nominate which of the 15 good causes will benefit from your purchase. Your chosen cause will get 50p and 10p will go to other causes in Redditch Borough.
Each ticket has a 1 in 50 chance to win a prize each week. Click this link to find out more and to buy tickets:
Redditch Community Lottery
Maurice ready to trade Saturday 14th Dec 2019 – 9am
Photos from the Mosque visit last month. It was an opportunity for some refugees, the Church Mother’s Union Group and the Muslim community to mingle together. One refugee commented: “I just prayed for my family and everyone in Syria“.
The Mosque provided refreshments for the visitors. In addition, the Mother’s Union visitors also supported the newly established Syrian food business.
Here are some photos from the Bridge Church, where the BRWR Craft Group displayed and sold their hand made items.
The Craft Group is a vehicle to further support and extend language acquisition in a “real life situation“ and help the refugees become more culturally aware through interaction with different individuals.
The Craft Group helps with integration and self esteem, as the ladies learn or teach us new skills! We made £55 from our sale, this will support the craft group activities.
Poem by Margaret, a BRWR committee member and volunteer.
Accepted for ‘The Poetry of Worcestershire’ anthology.
Please read, then read again:
Fled from distant lands
Quietly we’ve settled here in Worcestershire.
Head-scarfed, long-robed, strange in the rain
Welcomed to your villages and homes.
Will you listen while we learn your tongue?
Speak of our families in far-flung lands?
We clutch their ghosts in mobile phones
Close to our eyes, our ears, our hearts.
Hear how our homes were bombed,
Our farmland burnt, our people shot.
Life has so changed.
And now in peace we want to work,
To welcome you into our homes,
Drink coffee, talk of our new hopes!