Since the recent disturbing images of the Syrian refugee crisis, all the refugee charities in Teesside (and the rest of the country/Europe), have had lots of people offering accommodation and support. If/when the 4000 per annum Syrians arrive in the UK, they will be on a funded programme with accommodation and basic support provided by central government. However, as you
A huge thanks to all of the fantastic supporters, friends, volunteers and amazing staff (Kath Sainsbury, Pete Widlinski, Lucie Flemming and Solafa Eltom) who made our Justice First annual fundraising dinner on Saturday night such a success!
Over the last few weeks we have had the privilege of being involved in the media response to the current Syrian refugee crisis. We have been on Radio Tees twice, BBC Look North and Tyne Tees News. Cllr David Rose has been on Radio Tees, Radio Five Live and Tyne Tees TV. Thanks to Bini at the Basement Hub for
Huge well done to Will Elliott on his Great North Run for Justice First on Sunday. A brilliant effort and over £600 raised so far. Thank you to Will, our supporters and those of you who went to South Shields on Sunday to cheer him on! http://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/willelliot1 See our Facebook page for more details
Many of our friends and supporters have asked us in recent weeks for suggestions of ways to help support the current influx of refugees into Europe. While we don’t have capacity at Justice First to lead a response, we would direct you to the following websites for suggestions of ways to take action locally here in the North East: http://www.refugee.org.uk/node/559
You are warmly invited to our annual fundraising dinner on Saturday 3rd October 2015, 7pm at: Preston Hall Preston Park Eaglescliffe Stockton on Tees TS18 3RH Music from Andy Johnson, and the usual raffle, silent auction, etc. Many thanks to Neil Schneider and Stockton Council for securing the venue for us for free. This year’s tickets are £30 per