Category Archives: News

BRSN News

After two years of successfully campaigning for two Syrian families to be resettled in Brightlingsea, it was decided at the recent AGM, that the formal organisation of the support network will be wound down. The primary objectives have been met, namely preparing for arrival of the families, welcoming, and supporting them throughout the initial settling […]

Windrush

Windrush is a word that evokes a sense of injustice in many. We never expected at RA-C to be directly involved in working with people who were affected by the scandal. However, recently we have had two individuals come to us, effected by this. One will be writing about what happened in the next newsletter. […]

Invitation to our AGM

I am delighted to invite all our supporters and friends to join us at our AGM and celebration of our third year – 6.30 to 8pm Thursday 15th November at Firstsite. Since last year we have grown and matured from a loose network of humanity welcoming refugees and asylum seekers to Colchester to becoming a […]

Community Meetings

In response to a suggestion from some of the Syrian women we are experimenting with having our Community Meetings on a Friday evening, with no school to worry about the next day. And in response to the fact that many of the families find a 5pm start difficult, by the time children have come home […]

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 […]