Category Archives: In the Community

Our new “Food From Home” Foodbank

RA-C’s “Food From Home” Foodbank has been up and running for about a month now and is such an exciting and essential extension of our organisation. Many of our clients from African and Middle Eastern countries can now access ingredients that are expensive to come by and would not be found in Colchester’s general food […]

Community and Vounteer update

Community activities of limited numbers and in keeping with Covid regulations for Community groups, continue to take place. Volunteers who are able, continue to maintain established relationships and give support. And new activities are being explored and organised. Small Forest Schools continue and the growing project thrives. On 19th September the participants in Together We […]

Community Activity Update – August 2020

Community activities continue to be popular and to provide some pleasure and purpose during this difficult time. The library service supplied us with packs of books and activities for families and these have been distributed by volunteers and case-workers. The Mercury theatre asked us to take part in their production of short videos related to […]

Together We Grow – Forest Schools reimagined and reincarnated.

Just before the Covid 19 lockdown we were excited to receive a generous grant from Colchester Borough Council specifically for use with our Forest School activities. For about 2 years we had had the occasional Forest School in High Woods, Colchester, under the supervision of Tim, a volunteer who is a qualified Forest School leader […]

Friends not Foes Homework Club

Every Friday during term time between about six and ten Sixth Form students, along with teachers Kerstin and Alison stay behind when lessons finish at 4pm at The Sixth Form College, North Hill. They do so to provide one to one help with homework for school age young people in the refugee community.  The club […]

Community Activities Update

As the monthly Community Meetings have gone from strength to strength we are also attracting more volunteers who want to get actively involved in Refugee Action – Colchester. This is just as well as the calls for help from sanctuary-seekers from many countries, are increasing all the time, as people realise the precariousness of the […]