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Closed 14/10/2017

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£2,000raised of £1,500 target by 81 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,000 to help refugees escaping war zones to feel welcome and settle successfully in Tonbridge & Malling.

    Location
    Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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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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      81

      • Alistair Weaver

        Alistair Weaver

        Sep 26, 2017

        Great effort all.

        £20.00

      • Kate Henderson

        Kate Henderson

        Sep 19, 2017

        Well done Jess and crew, a great fundraiser, much needed xx

        £10.00

      • doreen allen

        doreen allen

        Sep 12, 2017

        Great work done by all. Hope this small donation helps

        £30.00

      • Louise Willcocks

        Louise Willcocks

        Sep 11, 2017

      • Sarah Richmond

        Sarah Richmond

        Sep 11, 2017

        Fantastic effort for a very worthy cause! Well done Jess and co. Xx

        £30.00

      • Rachel Daly

        Rachel Daly

        Sep 10, 2017

        Well done Jess and team!

        £20.00

      • Lynn Bellamy

        Lynn Bellamy

        Sep 10, 2017

        Hope it went well and you had lots of fun!

        £20.00

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      Tonbridge Welcomes Refugees

      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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