We're Crowdfunding for our advocacy and casework clinic!
Your donation will help refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants in times of crisis access specialist advice and support.
In the current political climate our advocacy work is a vital life line for many people in crisis. The UK's 'hostile environment' has resulted in the financial and social marginalisation of refugees, asylums seekers and migrants, which often denies them safety and humanity. The expansion of data sharing, immigration enforcement, detention and deportations have greatly heightened the vulnerabilities of refugee and migrant communities in the UK, a situation the British Red Cross have called a 'humanitarian crisis'.
Your donation will help refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants in times of crisis access specialist advice and support. By supporting Refugee Connection to advocate with and for refugee and migrant communities you will be helping us to mitigate the risk factors that make them much more vulnerable to homelessness, destitution and exploitation.
Cuts to legal aid, chronic underfunding and a sector stretched beyond capacity has resulted in some of the most marginalised in our society being completely excluded from legal support and access to justice. Refugee Connection is responding directly to the needs of migrant and refugee communities by delivering a free advice and advocacy service, supporting and advocating for people who are not entitled to mainstream support and who often slip through the net.
If you could spare as little as £6 this festive season and feel as frustrated as we do by this governments' austerity cuts and chronic underfunding - rest assured your donation will make a world of difference to people in these trying times!
Donate here today
REFUGEE CONNECTION BONFIRE BENEFIT
SUNDAY 5TH NOVEMBER 2017 18:30-22:00
The Refugee Connection Network invites you to celebrate Bonfire Night with us in the beautiful London Eden that is The Calthorpe Project.
Our team will be bringing you a host of delights centred around the crackling bonfire! Expect live music from the infamous Ceilidh Band, Exhibition by award winning reportage Illustrator Olivier Kugler, sparklers, marshmallows, craft beer, mulled wine and scrumptious homemade bonfire dishes!
Time & Date: Sunday 5th November 18:30-22:00
Location: The Calthorpe Project, 258-274 Grays Inn Rd, London WC1X 8LH
Nearest Tube: Kings Cross Station (Victoria, Piccadilly, Northern, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan Line)
Nearest Buses: 17, 45, 46, 63, 30, 73, 59, 91, 390
Full Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/165801780641338
ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE NIGHT WILL GO TOWARDS THE IMPORTANT WORK WE DO WITH REFUGEES, ASYLUM-SEEKERS AND MIGRANTS IN LONDON, AND IN PARTICULAR TO SUPPORT OUR ADVOCACY AND CASEWORK CLINIC, WHICH SEEKS TO ENHANCE PEOPLES ACCESS TO RIGHTS AND JUSTICE.
JACK & CRISTINA RUN FOR REFUGEE CONNECTION
SUNDAY 8TH OCTOBER 2017
Our Good friends Jack & Cristina are running the London Royal Parks Half Marathon on October 8th to raise money for Refugee Connection. They are far braver than we are! Show your support and encouragement for them by donating today ...
"We are incredibly excited to not only embark on our most physical challenge (ever!) to date, but to also raise money and support a charity that means so much to us."
October Film Nights
We are hosting 3 film nights at our new office throughout October!
Thursday 5th October 7pm - Casablanca
Thursday 12th October 7pm - True Romance
Thursday 26th October 7pm - E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
Our film evenings are free of charge - there will be popcorn, chocolate and soft drinks provided but feel free to bring a drink and snack.
Spaces are limited to 10 people per evening on a first come, first served basis - so please reply to this email with your name and which evening you want to come so we can add you to the list.
Our new office address, where we will be showing the films, is: Refugee Connection at the Bootstrap Company, 18 Ashwin Street, Hackney, E8 3DL
FLY YOUR FLAG FESTIVAL
SATURDAY 9TH SEPTEMBER 2017 12-7PM
We'll be hosting a book and bake stall at the Fly Your Flag Festival at the Calthorpe Project on Saturday 9th September. The theme of the event is the coming together of different cultures in terms of their food, drink, music, dance, sports and arts & crafts. The event will be made up of performances on the main stage, competitions and tournaments on our 5 aside football pitch. Facing painting and fun activities for under 5’s, stalls selling food, drink, arts and crafts, plant sales and raffles.
Come and join us for some delicious treats and get to know our alternative approach to integration and the work that we do with refugees and asylum seekers in London.
All proceeds from the stall will go towards our work.
If you're interested in putting your baking skills to good use or donating any books then get in touch with Amira on firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out the full details of the event here: http://bit.ly/2g7M1dd
Important announcement: We are moving!
Thanks to the success of our summer crowdfunder, we have found a permanent home in the Bootstraps Company, 18 Ashwin Street, Hackney, E8 3DL. We will officially be there from 1st September. We are also now hosting Monday Open House at the Dalston Curve Garden, which is around the corner from our new office, from 3pm onwards.
Both places are opposite Dalston Junction overground station, or are accessible by buses 30, 38, 56, 242 and 277.
Come and join us for the first Open House on Monday September 4th!
SUNDAY 27TH AUGUST 2017
We invite you all to share this summer bank holiday with us at Clissold Park.
We invite you all to bring and share a dish!
Expect delicious food, music, rounders, bunting & good company!
Place: Clissold Park, Stoke Newington, London N16 9HJ We are meeting at the memorial water fountain next to the animal enclosure.
Date & Time: Sunday 27th August 2-6pm
How to get there: Buses going to Clissold Park are the 106, 141, 341 and the 393
Thank you to everyone who supported our crowdfunder that we launched during Refugee Week. With your help we raised a total of £4,040!
Huge thank you to Kate & Donny for making us such a beautiful film, Nadia, Lola, Bahman, Serhat, Xiwen, Rosie and everyone else who made this happen, we couldn't have done it without you! x