Tuesday, 19 June 2018 09:36

Update for May & June 2018

Written by MB

On 16 June we hosted The Big Share at the Avenues, inviting people to bring food to share, as part of Hull Refugee Week 2018, which continues until the 26th of June. It was a free event but we still raised £83 thanks to some generous donations, and also ate a lot of amazing food. Please have a look at the other events on this week:

Hull refugee week

On Saturday 23rd June we will also be having a stall at Engage for Change, a music festival celebrating community, hope and activism in Queens Gardens - 11am - 6pm. There will be music, art, debate, stalls, family activities and more.

During May we were very busy preparing for our first rummage sale at the Avenues Centre, which was extremely successful - we will be having another one in August with even more clothes,cakes and stalls so look out for that. The £500 we raised went straight to Refugee Community Kitchen.

rummage salerummage sale

Also in May was another of our popular music events at Kardomah94. It was tremendously successful, raising £700, with £300 going directly to Refugee's Refuge in Athens, who look after destitute people in Athens. We also donated £300 in May to Friends for English, who help refugees in Hull improve their English. Please contact them if you are interested in volunteering - no special skills needed!

Other fundraising activities, as well as our regular carboots, included £300 raised at a birthday party, with invitees asked to bring a plate of food and a donation instead of gifts. Please let us know if you'd like to host a fundraising event!

More donations have been sent off in June, leaving us looking again for more donations. We are particularly in need of more men's shoes, constantly in demand in Calais due to police stealing them from refugees and homeless people.

Cath and Jay pack donations

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