Weʼve raised £2,000 to help refugees escaping war zones to feel welcome and settle successfully in Tonbridge & Malling.
- Tonbridge, United Kingdom
- Local community
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- Funded on Saturday, 14th October 2017
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On Sunday 10th September a number of Dragon Boats will be taking over the Medway River in Tonbridge, Kent in a series of epic races. Tonbridge Welcomes Refugees (TWR) has cobbled together a group of eager volunteers to compete in one of these boats and here we graciously ask you to support our efforts.
We are probably not going to be the fastest, but we will definitely be competing with smiles on our faces, almost certainly in silly costumes and no doubt getting very wet!
And whilst we are not necessarily racing to win, we are competing with all our hearts to raise money and awareness to help the refugee families that have become part of our community in Tonbridge and the surrounding areas. Specifically, the funds we raise will help us run our mentoring programme for unaccompanied minors; buy resources for our volunteer-run English lessons; help pay for broadband for refugee families when they arrive - this is crucial to find out how family members and friends left in war zones are surviving; and help with emergency purchases of food, clothes and other items.
We are proud to support a growing number of refugee families in Tonbridge & Malling - all of whom have fled war zones and had to endure unthinkable journeys to reach the safety of our town. We have been overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of the local community and many beyond it to date. We are desperate to continue helping some of society’s most vulnerable members and we would welcome anything you feel you can donate.
For more information about Tonbridge Welcomes Refugees or if would like to volunteer please visit: www.tonbridgewelcomesrefugees.co.uk.
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Sep 26, 2017
Great effort all.
Sep 19, 2017
Well done Jess and crew, a great fundraiser, much needed xx
Sep 12, 2017
Great work done by all. Hope this small donation helps
Sep 11, 2017
Sep 11, 2017
Fantastic effort for a very worthy cause! Well done Jess and co. Xx
Sep 10, 2017
Well done Jess and team!
Sep 10, 2017
Hope it went well and you had lots of fun!
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Tonbridge Welcomes Refugees
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
Tonbridge Welcomes Refugees wants to ensure people arriving here from a war zones feel safe and welcome. We support over a dozen refugee families locally now, giving English lessons, mentoring, helping them integrate into the community and navigate their new lives day to day.
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