Covid-19 & Afghanistan crisis update
Our community managed to weather the pandemic lockdowns due many 100s of hours of remote support from dedicated volunteers; children’s video calls, digital tech delivered, food parcels, home schooling (most parents don’t speak enough English for this)… and the list goes on. Our social events and face-to-face support have been back up and running for a while, but everyone is still delighted that we can all see each other again.
…Now we are facing the latest challenge; welcoming new arrivals from Afghanistan – families on the emergency Afghan Relocation Scheme who are being placed in our area. We don’t have any storage facilities so we can’t take donated items, but if you would like to help, here’s how to volunteer your time or click below to donate much-needed funds. We will post an update on the situation on our blog soon, but at the moment our focus is ensuring we are able to give the new arrivals the support they need. Sincere apologies if you have tried to get in touch but have not yet recieved a response – we have a backlog but we do need help and we are so grateful for your offers of support. We will respond as soon as we can.
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