CamCRAG will hold its Annual General Meeting and Get Together on Thursday 27 September at 7.30pm in St Barnabas Church on Mill Road. All welcome.
This will be a chance to review the year gone by, but more importantly plan for the coming winter and our response to the refugee crisis during it. We very much want your ideas, thoughts and input.
Last year the idea of making ponchos from blankets led to an entire project which now produces hundreds of ponchos for refugees in France, as well as for sale in the UK to raise funds for the charity.
The evening will also feature the re-election of some of our trustees, and we therefore ask members to attend if they can. If you are interested in finding out more about what membership entails, and how to become one, contact Elliot on firstname.lastname@example.org
Refreshments will be provided. All welcome. Doors 7.15pm for 7.30pm start.
STEVE BEDLAM and PAULA GALLARDO from REFUGEE COMMUNITY KITCHEN
Steve Bedlam and Paula Gallardo co-founded Refugee Community Kitchen (RCK) with two others in 2015. Since then RCK has fed 2.5 million hot meals to 45,000 people in northern France, and also in London, where there are multiple distribution points active five nights a week, come rain or shine. “Food is a human right, and we focus on making sure people get fed!” says Steve. Their mission is to “Feed without judgement.”
ROWAN FARRELL from REFUGEE INFO BUS
Rowan Farrell is the co-founder of Refugee Info Bus. While volunteering in Calais in 2016, this ex United Nations photographer realised refugees living in the ‘Jungle’ needed help with mobile wifi hotspots, charging points and legal advice in their native languages. Rowan explains: “You only have to place yourself in an unknown country on the other side of the world where you don’t speak the language to think what would be the most valuable to you. Truly, the most valuable thing a refugee can have is a smart phone with access to the internet.”