Bude Refugee Support Group

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Public Meeting: FRIDAY 1st November 7pm, Rosies Kitchen, Bude

For our next public meeting we will have a speaker, Anne Norona, who will give a presentation about the Yezidi people. She will also talk about the asylum system. She has first hand experience in helping a young man challenge a ruling that he must go back to Iraq where he would almost certainly be killed. He is currently waiting to hear if his appeal has been successful.

We are having a raffle in order to help the charity – YesforYezidis. It should be a very enlightening meeting.

All are welcome. Please spread the word, invite friends and neighbours along, contact churches or any groups that you belong to, so we can bring about a greater understanding of this persecuted group of people.

Award

On Tuesday 8th October Ellie Stacey and Penny Dane ( BRSG trustees) attended the national Community Sponsorship Awards ceremony in Canada House, Trafalgar Square. This is a big event, celebrating Community Sponsorship in the UK and there are awards for many different categories. We are very proud to announce that Bude Refugee Support Group won¬† ‘Community Sponsorship Group of the Year 2019’ for our work in being a pioneering group, and being the first group in the UK to sponsor a second family. The Community Sponsorship scheme has gone from strength to strength and around 400 refugees have now arrived in the UK with the help of groups around the country. The South West is particularly well represented with over 80 refugees having arrived here under the scheme.

Refugee Week

Refugee Week is a national event held in June every year. This year we would like to thank Budehaven Community School for supporting Refugee Week. The school organised a collection of items needed for refugees in France and Greece, organised a cake sale and raised awareness of the plight of refugees.

BRSG members continue to support the two refugee families now living here. Bude has proven to be a friendly, warm and hospitable  sanctuary for the families, and we would like to thank all our supporters in Bude, Cornwall, and beyond who have made this Community Sponsorship possible. Bude was the first town in Cornwall to sponsor refugees under the Home Office scheme.