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    Weʼve raised £9,850 to change lives through poetry. The Enfield Poem-a-thon will raise money for Enfield Refugee Welcome Group to resettle a refugee family.

    Dugdale Centre, Enfield, Middlesex
    Funded on Friday, 22nd December 2017

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    Enfield Poem-a-thon is a nine-hour feast of poetry from 10am to 7pm in the Dugdale Centre, Enfield, on Sunday October 1st 2017. 60 sponsored poets will each read for 8 minutes in relay. The poets start with John Hegley and finish with George Szirtes, who came to the UK as a Hungarian refugee at the age of eight. They are joined by other nationally known names, local writers from Enfield Poets, Palmers Green Poets and Palmers Green Stanza, plus children from Highfield Primary School. There will also be a cake stall, tombola and poetry book stall.

    The Poem-athon will raise money for Enfield Refugee Welcome, the first Community Sponsorship Group in the country to settle a refugee family under the Government's Vulnerable Children's Resettlement Scheme. Working with local organisations including schools, health providers, churches, mosques and landlords, they have secured housing, funding, English teaching and produced a community welcome plan to provide a refugee mother and her children with the support they need to integrate successfully into our community.They are now raising funds for their second refugee family. They need to raise £4,500 to resettle each adult refugee.

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    • Enfield Poemathon10 months ago
      Enfield Poemathon

      Enfield Poemathon

      10 months ago

      Dear friends, Tomorrow is the big day for the Enfield Poem-a-thon. Doors will open at 9.30am for coffee and cake before before John Hegley gets us off to a rousing start at 10am. We've already achieved 86% of our target - a staggering £7,755 donated by you. We are hoping we can reach our target tomorrow and enable the resettlement of vulnerable refugee children and their parents. Thank you so much!

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    • Enfield Poemathon10 months ago
      Enfield Poemathon

      Enfield Poemathon

      10 months ago

      One week till the Poem-a-thon and we have already raised £6,000 of our £9,000 target, thanks to the huge generosity of all our supporters. Looking forward to a day of wonderful poetry starting with John Hegley and finishing with Goerge Szirtes.

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    • Enfield Poemathon10 months ago
      Enfield Poemathon

      Enfield Poemathon

      10 months ago

      Thanks to your huge generosity, we have already raised £4,500 for the Enfield Poem-a-thon in just two weeks of fund raising. That's enough to enable Enfield Refugee Welcome Group to resettle one adult and his or her children from a refugee camp. So now we've raised the target to £9,000, hoping that we might be able to resettle two adults and their children.

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    1 year ago

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    Page last updated on: 12/15/2017 4:41 PM

    Supporters

    392

    • Caroline Jepson

      Caroline Jepson

      Dec 15, 2017

      This is such a worthwhile cause and to see so many people involved in supporting refugees

      £30.00

    • Tasha Winton

      Tasha Winton

      Nov 18, 2017

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 29, 2017

    • Caroline Carver

      Caroline Carver

      Oct 23, 2017

      It's such an important thing to do, I weep when I think of what refugees are going through

    • Margaret Butt

      Margaret Butt

      Oct 23, 2017

      From Katherine and Hattie

      £30.00

    • Madeleine

      Madeleine

      Oct 21, 2017

      Well done to all who raised money for this good cause

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 16, 2017

      From Susan Taylor

      £20.00

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