Welcoming Refugees and Asylum Seekers to Worcestershire: Easing the Path.

Saturday 8th March at 7:30pm on Zoom

Hosted by Amnesty International’s Festival of Social Justice

You’re invited to join us to hear speakers from Wythall Amnesty, Bromsgrove and Redditch Welcome Refugees and Malvern Welcomes. There is also the opportunity to view on video personal testimonies from refugee families, asylum seekers and volunteers. Questions will be welcomed from all participants at the end of the session.

Please register for the event soon. You can see details on the Amnesty Festival of Social Justice website:

You can also book your place directly on Eventbrite here: Book here on Eventbrite


Glean for Brum

Glean for Brum has been set up by three volunteers, including a BRWR member. It aims to go into fields to harvest produce that would otherwise go to waste and give it free to organisations who distribute to those in need in the local area (south Birmingham and into Worcestershire).

Glean for Brum have Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts and their website https://gleanforbrum.org/ is being constructed. People can sign up via MailChimp.

Sue’s Family Story

Supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, “People in Motion” have been working with local communities to capture important stories about welcoming refugees in rural areas through the generations. This series of short films captures a snapshot of people’s experiences, hopes, stories and memories that may have otherwise been forgotten or pushed aside.
They will be launching the films in the coming weeks and thought they would share Sue’s story as a lovely sneak preview for you to enjoy. Sue lives in Worcestershire and is involved with the Bromsgrove and Redditch Welcome Refugees community group, thank you for sharing your story Sue.

Sue’s Family Story

Redditch Borough Poem

Hope this piece will help lift spirits at what is, for many of us, a challenging time. I think Maz has done a really wonderful job pulling it all together and that all of your contributions are brilliant: a real testament to the creative spirit and affection for Redditch locally. Radwan and Ghali also feature, as well as some of our volunteers.

Redditch Borough Poem

Fiver from a Friend Appeal

This is our Christmas appeal for our Bromsgrove Asylum Seekers. We have 150 gift bags to distribute at the Christmas Bazaar on Saturday 19th December. Each bag will contain a wrapped present, chocolates or sweets, a Christmas novelty, a decoration and a card with a £5 note inside, if we have enough.

Currently the hotel has 146 occupants. We’re also keeping in touch with the families who’ve been relocated to Dudley and Walsall. To date we have £175 from churches, sports clubs and the Lib Dems.

If you’d like to give, please use Paypal from the BRWR Home Page https://brwr.uk

or click Donate (paypal.com)

This Autumn’s Refujuice – Now On Sale

Message from Joy, our Refujuice Project Manager:

Hello All,

Yay – RefuJuice is ready for purchase!!!

Hope everyone is doing their best to keep cheerful in these difficult times.

The good news is that despite restrictions we have managed to produce this seasons RefuJuice ready for Christmas sales.

We picked at Pershore College and a private orchard in Tardebigge. This year there is no dominant apple type in the bottles. I’m told by the manager of the press at Pershore College, that this should mean we have a really well balanced drink. We have designated the juice as ‘Avon Bank Orchard’.

If you or anyone you know would like to purchase juice it is available from me at Lickey (joymbourne@icloud.com) or Alix in Redditch (tomandalixstockwell@hotmail.co.uk). Email to arrange collection.

Prices are the same as last year:
Case if 12 – £32
3 bottles -£8
Single bottle £3

Thank you for all you do to support BRWR.

Best wishes,