Covid19 Lockdown – Malvern Welcomes Family Support Group Bulletin – 27th March 2020
Mar29

Covid19 Lockdown – Malvern Welcomes Family Support Group Bulletin – 27th March 2020

Malvern Welcomes Family Support Group Bulletin – 27th March 2020   UPDATE on Covid19 and the current Lockdown   As some of you know, the application for a third Community Sponsorship family was all ready to go to the Home Office. We had completed the necessary forms and accessed a suitable house. Unfortunately, this must now be on hold. In the current circumstances, the Home Office is not able to resettle families. We...

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Healthcare for Malvern Welcomes Community Sponsorship Families
Oct22

Healthcare for Malvern Welcomes Community Sponsorship Families

Healthcare for Malvern Welcomes Community Sponsorship Families The families were all registered with a GP within a couple of days of their arrival here, and follow up appointments with dentists and hospitals have rapidly followed on. Local pharmacies have enabled us to set up necessary repeat prescriptions. All the health care professionals with whom we have dealt have been impressive, showing both a caring and professional attitude....

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Comments from a Volunteer following the 2019 AGM
Oct22

Comments from a Volunteer following the 2019 AGM

“Malvern Welcomes is a lovely, welcoming and inspirational organisation. You’ve done incredible work in bringing everyone together and supporting the families”. Jessica – a Volunteer with Malvern Welcomes.

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Teacher assisting resettled children at The Chase
Oct22

Teacher assisting resettled children at The Chase

“The resettled children and their families frequently express their appreciation for the support Malvern Welcomes give them.  They particularly appreciate their commitment to sorting a problem out, saying if it’s difficult they don’t give up but keep working on finding someone who can help deal with the issue.  They say everyone is friendly in a way that gives them confidence to become more independent, but they know they...

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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...

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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.

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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!

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Jen runs a marathon to raise funds for Malvern Welcomes
Oct22

Jen runs a marathon to raise funds for Malvern Welcomes

Jen Shukla ran a marathon along the shore of Loch Ness on October 6th 2019 and Malvern Welcomes says a very big thank you for the £510 raise so far on Just Giving.  Well done Jen!

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Allotment – A Great New Project
Aug14

Allotment – A Great New Project

Last year, a member of the Malvern Community kindly gave us 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 was cleared, some obliging horses provided manure and it is now ready for planting. This is proving to be a real family effort. Here are some ‘before’ photos. Later this year we expect to post...

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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...

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