Many thanks to the Aleathon Runners

Aleathon Runners present their collection to BRWR Co-Chair Margaret Evans

Every year, hardened athletes from the RunSanders and Avoncroft Hurriers run groups take part in an Aleathon for charity. Starting at the Ewe and Lamb, they run to the Queens Head, then along the canal to the Navigation Inn, then the Boat and Railway, then back up the hill along Brickhouse Lane to the Ewe and Lamb, stopping at each pub for some refreshment. This year, they raised £66. Their chosen charity was BRWR, which helps Syrian refugees, brought here under the government’s Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme (VPRS), to settle into their new homes and the local community. Run Group leader Natasha Tandy said “We’re a local run group and we want to support local charities”.

Many thanks to Tash and her groups.


Donation much appreciated.

An Empty Room – Social Justice in Action

You are invited to a presentation about Newstarts by their CEO Marion Kenyon.
Newstarts help refugees by providing furniture, used PCs, even work opportunities.
Come and hear about their work – details on poster.

The Syrians and the Kindertransport – Radio 4

28-minute Radio 4 programme, described in the Radio Times thus:

“In Lozells church, Birmingham, refugees meet and compare experiences. Ruth is 98 and Lia is 88, and are both Jewish, Louai and Murad are in their 30’s and both Muslims. Despite those obvious differences, these four have much in common – especially their experience of having to flee the countries they grew up in. They all miss the countries they left behind but, at the same time, they love their adopted home.”

Listen to “The Syrians and the Kindertransport”