There are many ways you can support us depending on your circumstances and skills. We have an array teams working to different ends, all of which benefit refugees whether they are here in Bath, or in camps across Europe, or even further afield.
Giving of your time
Beyond Bath:Groups of BWR volunteers have taken donations to Calais and worked in the kitchens there and in the distribution centres that serve refugees.
Fundraising:Our fundraising team coordinates the activities of supporters to enable them to run their own events which have ranged from sponsored vegetarianism, to table top sales, to cycling 100 miles. That team also organises BWR fundraising events and are always keen to recruit help whether it is in running a jumble sale, a food event, or an awareness-raising evening.
Language:Our language support team gives tailor-made language support to the refugees arriving here.
We have a team that sort and distribute donations of goods to refugees locally. If you have goods to donate they would like to hear from you, email [email protected]
Befriending:And we are growing a team of key befrienders to support families that are expected to arrive in BANES in the next six months or so.
If you’d like to give your time please get in touch at [email protected]
Our Membership Secretary will then send you a registration and interests form. Once that form is returned you will be added to the contacts list so that you receive all updates and information and, if you have expressed an interest in particular areas you will be put in touch with the appropriate team leader(s). Should your interest mean that you would be in direct contact with any of the refugees we would need to meet you for a chat, we would need to obtain DBS clearance on your behalf, and you would be required to undertake training in some instances All of this is to ensure that we serve the refugees, you and our trustees responsibly and effectively.
FinanciallyIf you do not have time to give but you can offer financial support, visit:
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