Welcome to the RA-C Newsletter

City of Sanctuary East of England Gathering

We are delighted to announce the City of Sanctuary East of England Gathering will be held in Colchester on 6th October, 2018 from 11am - 4pm at the Firstsite Gallery.

To book please go to https://cityofsanctuary.org/2018/06/25/city-of-sanctuary-eastern-regional-gathering/

It’s a great opportunity to hear about some of the amazing organisations who have made resolutions of support to areas across the East.

Great News: Falafel and More

Great News that two of our Syrian friends have started a wonderful business venture together. Falafel and More will be selling falafel wraps and other assorted goodies in Colchester town centre…


Calais Update

Conditions remain very hostile in Northern France for those seeking refuge. As the police continue to confiscate tents, sleeping bags and other possessions the relief organisations are all running low on supplies.

At Care4Calais they are low on just about everything, their current needs list includes: Men's boxer shorts
Men's cotton socks...

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Introducing Elizabeth

We're very pleased to introduce the newest member of the RA-C Management Team - Elizabeth Curry.

Elizabeth is a political and social activist, Mother, Grandmother, Woodcraft Folk Leader and allotment holding supporter of green living.

Although new to the Management Team, Elizabeth has been working with RA-C since January 2016; befriending refugees, helping to find accommodation, assisting with RA-C's Community Evenings and putting her career as a teacher to great use helping clients to learn English.

Like so many others involved with RA-C, Elizabeth says that volunteering has enriched her life and led to many new friendships.

Volunteering with RA-C

As we grow as an organisation we are also formalising our processes - and that includes how we work with and support our volunteers...

All volunteers need to attend an induction meeting before they are able to volunteer with Refugee Action - Colchester, the first of our Volunteer Induction Meetings is to be held at 7pm on on Wednesday 12th September.

We would ask all volunteers to sign a contact form, these can be filled in at a Community Evening meeting or at the Induction Meeting itself, where we will go through our policies and procedures with you and answer any questions that you may have.

If you're interested in volunteering with RA-C please get in touch!
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