On 24th July Colchester Hairdresser Charmaine Piche Baker held a women’s day at her salon in Butt road – ‘Pure’. She offered 18 local refugee women cuts and colours for free and closed her salon for the day to do so. Many of her colleagues and friends in the area came to support her and […]
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 […]
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.