Have you had the experience of coming to live in London from another part of the UK or Europe, or another part of the world? Or do you have a story to tell about a friend or family member who came to live in London – whether recently or in the distant past – and how that has had an impact on your life?
First published by the SLRA June 2016
A letter published in the Wimbledon Guardian this week took a look back at the compassion shown by residents in Wimbledon. Here’s the letter in full. PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU CAN HELP IN ANY WAY, AS WE ARE PUTTING ON AN EVENT 24th JUNE – MORE INFO HERE
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
Jackie Schneider went to Calais this half term. “I wasn’t entirely sure if the songs and games I had planned would be of any use so I was prepared to work in the warehouse rather then teach if need be. I had been told that the children were not ready for formal lessons and that concentration was a problem. They were entirely ready for singing however.”… Continue reading at her blog.
Friday 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.