Photo credit: Dan Jones
Last night, Herts Welcomes Refugees received much-needed pledges of £4,700 to support and develop our Language Support and Befriender Network. This was part of The Funding Network’s crowdfunding event, which let our charity pitch alongside two other worthy charities: Herts Inclusive Theatre and Dacorum Community Trust.
An amazing £14,000 was raised in total for the three charities.
Our chair, Irene Austin, and our Dacorum Convenor, Kate Scott, gave a presentation about our organisation and its growing volunteer network. While Iman, a Syrian refugee, spoke movingly about the volunteer who’d helped her to improve her English.
We were so pleased with the outpouring of support, which exceeded our expectations. With gift aid the amount may reach £5,000 - a fantastic result!