Category Archives: News

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 […]

World Refugee Day

Today, 20th June, is World Refugee Day, with the theme being “Imagine” this year. We wanted to imagine a better world for everyone, a kinder, more supportive, fairer world. These four wonderful accounts from Zak, Zac, Rahaf and Dayani are demonstrative of different the ways that supporting their own community can enrich and better people’s […]

Imagine you won the lottery!

This week has been Refugee Week 2020 and it has the theme of ‘Imagine’ – many of our volunteers have shared their thoughts on this theme. When we entered lockdown three months ago, I could only imagine the thought of Refugee Action – Colchester being a properly funded organisation. At the time, we didn’t even […]

Forest School Update

As the Highwoods Forest School site was unavailable due to lockdown, we approached some friends who own a small wood and they were very happy for us to use it. It was decided to invite just one household to each session in order to limit numbers and to maintain social distancing rules. We enjoyed warm, […]


As part of marking Refugee Week 2020 we asked some of the people involved in Refugee Action – Colchester to make a short video of themselves expressing something that they imagine would make a positive difference to the lives of others. Here are their thoughts…

Volunteers’ Week 1-7 June

To mark annual Volunteers’ Week we asked volunteers with a range of roles within Refugee Action – Colchester to share a little bit of information about themselves, their roles and their experiences of volunteering with RA-C. Izzy Lockwood I have volunteered with RA-C for a few years, beginning in my time at college as part […]

Kindness is the only way forward…

We are very happy to announce that the wonderful artist and friend of Refugee Action – Colchester, Gee Vaucher, has designed some T-shirts exclusively for our organisation. Carrying the words “kindness is the only way forward”, something all of us at RA-C firmly believe in.  Our dedicated Caseworkers work tirelessly to support the most vulnerable clients […]

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 […]