Where did your Christmas gifts go?

Restore logo with Africa centreShari Brown, Project Coordinator at Restore has recently send us the following letter:

Please pass on our thanks to the congregation of St John’s Church for the very generous donation of £810.

We do appreciate St John’s support of Restore’s befriending of refugees and asylum seekers – both financially and practically, as in the case of your recent hosting of Restore’s winter party for refugee families.

The donation will be put towards meeting the costs of Restore’s social activities for lone asylum seeking men and women. Both Jeremy Thompson and Jess Poyner have for example initiated visits this year to the Birmingham Conservatoire. Asylum seeker friends and volunteers enjoy a free concert and then share together at the Edwardian Cafe in the Museum and Art Gallery.

Some of the participants talked of experiencing live classical music for the first time in their lives. Such activities are much valued as they assist integration by offering recreation, social interaction, learning and fun.

19th Mar 2014 Posted in: Living Stones, News by Stella Jennings 0

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