Collection Day For Refugee Camps – 1st April

At: St Lukes Church, Evesham Road, Headless Cross, Redditch
From: 2pm until 5pm. (the van leaves at 5pm!)
** Bring some cash and buy a copy of the delightful ‘Cookbook For Syria’.

In particular we are collecting:
– Warm Clothes for all the family.
– Jackets, Coats, Waterproofs, Wellies.
– Men’s & Women’s Jeans, Trousers and New Thermals.
– New Underwear and Bras, Warm Socks.
– Practical Shoes & Boots for anyone.
– Warm Hats, Gloves, Hand Warmers.
– Educational toys.
– Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Liquid Soap, Sanitary Towels.
– New Combs & Hairbrushes, Nail Clippers, Deodorant, Shampoo.
– Canned Fish, Chick Peas, Lentils, Beans.
– Roll Mats, Sleeping Bags, Complete Tents.
– Camp Kettles & Camping Pans.

We are collecting these items for Worcestershire charity ‘People In Motion’ who will be sending your donations to refugee camps across Europe and into Syria. Thank you

Bill Hartnett – National Diversity Awards 2017 nomination

Bill Hartnett, leader of Redditch Borough Council, has been nominated for a National Diversity Awards 2017 (Positive Role Model category). Bill has supported and encouraged our efforts to welcome the Syrian refugees, who have settled in Redditch. Please take the time to follow this link and endorse his nomination:

https://nominate.nationaldiversityawards.co.uk/Nominate/Endorse/30990?name=bill%20Hartnett

Theresa May: Do not abandon the Dubs Scheme for refugee children

Many of you will have noted the Government’s announcement last week to end the ‘Dubs amendment’ scheme bringing unaccompanied refugee children to safety in the UK.  200 children have been brought in under the scheme from mainland Europe but it will close after another 150 are settled in the UK.  The Dubs amendment, designed by the Labour peer and former child refugee Lord Dubs, was incorporated into the Immigration Act last year.   While there was no target number specified in law, Lord Dubs and his supporters had suggested the UK could help 3,000 of the most vulnerable refugee children.   Church leaders, MPs and peers have condemned the decision to cap the number at 350. 

Should you wish to call on Theresa May to not abandon the Dubs Scheme for refugee children, please consider signing a petition and writing to your MP. 

Sign here:http://www.citizensuk.org/dubs_petition?recruiter_id=131495