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 […]

Community Sponsorship Scheme – Cardigan, South Wales

The government have committed to continue the Community Sponsorship scheme, a a refugee resettlement programme, which enables a community to welcome a refugee family to their local area and support them as they rebuild their lives. Watch this video, to see how it’s working in Cardigan, South Wales. Community Sponsorship Scheme Video

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

People in Motion post

PLEASE SHARE We have been doing all we can to continue sorting aid during this difficult time. We have a very high volume of aid at our hub and are unable to safely operate with the volunteer numbers we need to process it. We therefore can only accept Tents, blankets, sleeping bags, new items of […]

Poetry Pamphlet Launch Video

This video previews a selection of poems, written by local people about the refugee situation and has been compiled as a fund raiser for BRWR. To order a copy, please contact info@brwr.uk To see more of Maz’s videos, go to MazBroadcast videos

Free Colouring Book to celebrate Refugee Week 2020

The colouring book is based on Refugee Week 2020’s theme of “Imagine”. It was created through a partnership between Swindon City of Sanctuary and Bekah Grace Illustration  (a freelance children’s illustrator based in Swindon). The purpose of this book is educational in the broadest sense, that adults and children alike will know about Refugee Week […]

Poetry pamphlet – ‘Doors: Writing for Refugees’

Refugee Week is from June 15th. The international theme this year is ‘Imagine.’ In response, BRWR (Bromsgrove and Redditch Welcome Refugees) is launching a poetry pamphlet, ‘DOORS: Writing for Refugees’ on World Refugee Day June 20th. It is a selection of poems which local people and others have written about the refugee situation, and has […]