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My Life In South London

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First published by the SLRA June 2016

Refugee Real Life Story: Gulwali Passarlay in Conversation with Samuel West



Merton Welcomes Refugees (in association with Wimbledon Bookfest) are proud to be hosting Gulwali Passarlay, in conversation with Samuel West at Wimbledon Odeon.

As the months pass, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and numb to the scale of the refugee crisis, however Gulwali’s story reminds us that behind the headlines and statistics are human beings.

Everyone should come to listen to his powerful story and realise something of the part we all can play in this harrowing global situation.  Monday 25th April 7pm – Wimbledon Odeon. Book here

WBF16 Event eFlier Gulwali Passarlay

Refugee Christmas Meal

File_000Friday December 11th, a large number of the Merton Welcomes Refugee family met to host a Christmas Meal. The intention was both to offer the hand of welcome to refugees, and also to continue to build and deepen relationships with those who care for creating a warm welcome.

Thank you to local residents who cooked, served, hosted and came up with new ways to prepare to welcome refugees in Merton.

Many local councillors came along too – not for any political reason, simply to show a unified welcome.

At this event the latest appeal was launched. Nappies!! Morden Baptist Church has offered to be a drop off point for nappies. More information and current needs are on our Facebook page now.