Vicky had a great time with year 11 students at Brighouse High School today, talking to them about our work and the reality of living as an asylum seeker in the UK. Hopefully we'll be back there to talk to year 9 soon.
Please like and share, and get involved with this fantastic choir if you would like to meet people and sing with people across all cultures! https://www.facebook.com/pg/Welcome-Choir-637446023094312/about/
Night Light a performance by Mandala Theatre Company Shows: Friday 27th - Saturday 28th January, 7.30pm Location: Theatre in the Mill, Off Shearbridge Road, Bradford Postcode for Sat Navs: BD7 1NX Night Light explores the dilemma of unaccompanied children who seek asylum in the UK – and what it’s like to be rejected by the country which gave them refuge, once they reach the age of 18. Humorous and heartbreaking, Night Light is a compelling drama, which speaks to everyone. http://www.brad.ac.uk/theatre/whats-on/night-light/
West Yorkshire Destitute asylum network are running the winter shelter for destitute asylum seekers across Leeds. They are ready to host up to 10 guests per night over the winter. They desperately need funds to continue this work.
The centre will reopen tomorrow! We hope you have all had a great time over the festive period and we look forward to seeing you all and working alongside so many fantastic people & organisations once again in 2017!
Happy New Year!! We look forward to seeing in 2017!
A very Merry Christmas for all of us at the centre! We hope you are having a really lovely day!
As 2016 draws to a close we would like to wish you all the very best for the Christmas season and a prosperous New Year from all of us here at St Augustine's Centre!
This befriender scheme has recently been revived by the Refugee Council and provides vital support to many pregnant women who feel isolated and alone. Something similar in Calderdale would be fantastic! This is where the Calderdale Valley of Sanctuary can provide a fundamental building block in connecting groups and individuals that can make projects like this happen in our Valley. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/17/labour-love-volunteer-doulas-helping-fellow-refugees
Are you having a sort out for Christmas and have a cupboard full of unwanted carrier bags? If so we will gladly take them off your hands!