Husband and wife after one month in the UK
Aug14

Husband and wife after one month in the UK

“We are very happy in Malvern. Everyone is so friendly in the flats where they live and when they go shopping in Barnards Green. They have had tea in Morrisons and enjoyed it, although English food is very different from Arabic food. They had baked potato and the boys had chips! They love chips! We are enjoying all the support we are getting to learn English and feel we are improving”. W and A husband and wife – after one month...

Read More
Mother of three children
Aug14

Mother of three children

“Malvern is very beautiful and everyone who has been helping us has been so kind and friendly. Everyone has very big hearts.” K – mother of three children, three months after arriving in the UK.

Read More
Picnics
Aug14

Picnics

Everyone loves a picnic! Fortunately, this year, there have been plenty of fine days for us all to sit, chat, eat and play games in various locations around the Malvern Hills. These have been lovely, relaxed community events. The children ask ‘can we do this again next week?’.  They probably would not mind the wind and rain in the winter months!

Read More
Allotment – A Great New Project
Aug14

Allotment – A Great New Project

We now have use of a piece of land to create an allotment. It  needed some preparation but with the help of volunteers, including the families who are going to be using it, the site is now clear and ready to plant for next year. This is proving to be a real family effort. Adults and children insisted on going out to dig and chop on what was the hottest day ever recorded. Here are some ‘before’ photos. Next year we expect...

Read More
From a volunteer with Malvern Welcomes
Feb23

From a volunteer with Malvern Welcomes

When I first learned about the sufferings of the refugees in the Middle East I just wished I could do something to help.  So when I heard that some people in Malvern were setting up a Community Funded charity to bring a few vulnerable families over here, I was keen to join it.  This was really a step in the dark for me, as I had no idea what would be involved, or whether I had anything relevant to offer other than my desire to help. I...

Read More
From an English teacher
Mar23

From an English teacher

Being a Malvern Welcomes tutor has really been one of the outstanding experiences of my life, and I am hugely grateful for having been given this great privilege.

Read More
A Syrian Feast
May24

A Syrian Feast

We were invited for a lovely feast of Syrian food by one of the families. Such a treat!

Read More
Awards nomination for Malvern Welcomes
Feb21

Awards nomination for Malvern Welcomes

Malvern Welcomes has been nominated for the Improving Lives award at the Pride of Malvern Hills Community Awards 2019. We are delighted to see this recognition of the amazing team effort of so many committed volunteers who give  generously of their time. We are proud to know that our work to create a culture of welcome for refugees is valued in our town.

Read More
Volunteer Roles
Feb21

Volunteer Roles

There are lots of opportunities for you to use your talents and experience to support the work of Malvern Welcomes. If you think you could help a little with one of these roles please get in touch with us. Contact us on: info@malvernwelcomes.org.uk Speaker to schools and local groups -to raise awareness of issues relating to refugees and about the work of MW. Speaker Coordinator – to contact schools and local groups to arrange...

Read More
7th edition of our newsletter released
Nov20

7th edition of our newsletter released

The 7th edition of our newsletter is now available on the newsletter page.

Read More