As outlined on their Facebook page, Humanity’s Heart “intends to witness and share experiences of those turning up in the largest crisis since World War II. Journeying through the UK, Calais, Lebanon & Greece, we met with volunteers, refugees, local residents, spiritual leaders and politicians and explore the deep complexities this human flow of traffic […]
The situation in Calais remains very difficult with the French police destroying tents when they find them, leaving hundreds of refugees including families with children with very limited shelter. The Care4Calais group continue to provide clothing, blankets, hygiene kits and food (in conjunction with Refugee Community Kitchen). There are no longer any official or unofficial […]
We are now four weeks into the driving theory course, which takes place on Fridays from 4.15 – 5.30 in the VI Form College on North Hill. It has been very well attended and brilliantly run by Nicky Ball, Alison Shelley and Kerstin Ross, ably assisted by a willing team of students from Friends not […]
The Big Garden is a lovely big community garden in Highwoods, where you can come and dig, chat, have a cup of tea and, at the end of the session, take home some vegetables. Clare will be there on Thursdays to welcome and give tours of the garden, before handing out gardening gloves and a […]
Refugee Action-Colchester ran a two-day Pop-up Café in December 2016 at Firstsite gallery, with a further one in February 2017. The Pop-ups were planned to coincide with the start and the end of Gee Vaucher’s exhibition “Introspective” – the theme for the pop-ups was ‘Syrian food’ and we prepared dishes that were either traditional dishes or […]
Refugee Action-Colchester in partnership with the University will be making their next trip the the Jungle with 15 students. Along with the students will be two local hairdressers from Wivenhoe and Colchester, who will be offering free haircuts to women and children in the Womens area. We wish them a safe journey and look forward […]
A fundraising event was held at The Wivenhoe Sailing Club on Saturday 30th January. Thank you so much to the organisers and for all the generous donations, a great eveing was had by all.