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...
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.
We were invited for a lovely feast of Syrian food by one of the families. Such a treat!
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Offer support to children in school for a few hours per week. Speaker to schools and local groups -to raise awareness of issues relating to refugees and about the work of MW. Speaker...
The 10th edition of our newsletter is now available on the newsletter page.
The 9th edition of our newsletter is now available on the newsletter page.
The 7th edition of our newsletter is now available on the newsletter page.
Our trustee report and annual account for 2018-19 have been added to our website here.
Readers may be aware that Malvern has now welcomed two refugee families to our town. Some may also be aware that they have arrived via two separate schemes. As the kind of provision differs under these two schemes, some explanation is required. The Syrian Vulnerable Person’s Relocation scheme (SVPR) This dates from 2015 when David Cameron, the then Prime Minister, made the commitment that the UK would resettle 20,000 Syrians in need...