On behalf of everyone at Herts Welcomes Refugees, we wish you a very happy and safe New Year. This past year has required great changes for our charity as well as for the refugee families in our area. We want to thank our volunteers and supporters who continue to amaze us with their generosity and dedication - supporting others through these difficult times and coming up with new ways of assisting them. We look forward to a time when the refugee families and our volunteers can again meet up in person, sharing a traditional meal and a welcoming embrace.
We exceeded our goal and have raised over £5,000 for our Christmas Appeal - an amazing result. The money will help families and individuals across the county to buy Christmas food and a few extra goodies. We've also sent new books to each of the 124 children supported by our charity. Thank you so much to all of you who so generously donated. At this difficult time, your support is needed and appreciated more than ever.
WISHING YOU ALL SEASON'S GREETINGS AND A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!
We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to run our Bike Recycling scheme.
You would help with the collection and distribution of bikes, thus enabling refugees to get to school/college/work/shops, to move around their new communities and to experience the general benefits of cycling.
This is a great opportunity for someone who knows a little about bike mechanics - changing inner tubes, tightening brakes and generally ensuring roadworthiness of donated bikes - or is willing to learn these skills, has some spare time and some storage capacity for bicycles.
Whilst other volunteers can help with collection and delivery you will need a car and bike rack.
You will also need DBS clearance, which will be arranged and funded by Herts Welcomes Refugees, who will also refund costs of petrol and purchases of bike sundries.
The scheme, which has been running for about 5 years, has proved to be a great benefit to newly-arrived refugees across the county and as part of the organisation you will experience the pleasure and enthusiasm of the recipients.
For more details of the scheme please contact current co-ordinator Chris Rigby email@example.com
Herts Welcomes Refugees