We did it – we exceeded our target and raised a whopping £6,756 with 176 supporters in 55 days. This means we are now in a position to welcome a refugee family and we hope to have found a suitable home very soon. We’ve been so heartened by the support from Falmouth, Penryn and beyond and the funding we have now received will enable us to move forwards with bringing a refugee family to Falmouth and Penryn.
Some of the donations have come from those who are already members of Falmouth & Penryn Welcomes Refugee Families, including some who are very involved in the group.
Thank you for your time and energy as well as for the money you have given.
if you’re interested in donating regularly to help support a family please visit our website.
Falmouth and Penryn community group offered house for refugee family
We launched our Crowdfunder Film on Tuesday, 23 April 2019
Syrian refugee family Falmouth home proposed by resettlement group
Refugee Week 2018
“Refugee Week takes place every year across the world in the week around World Refugee Day on the 20 June. In the UK, Refugee Week is a nationwide programme of arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK, and encourages a better understanding between communities.”
This marks 20 years of Refugee Week and runs from 18 June to 24 June.
There are several local events planned, and the public launch of Falmouth and Penryn Welcome Refugees will be at Source FMs Parklive event on Sunday 24 June with a stall in Kimberley Park, Falmouth.
Please do come and visit us, to find out more about the project and how you can get involved.
You can find out more about Refugee Week here.
Refugee Week Film Night and Discussion
Wednesday 20 June 2018 at The Poly, Falmouth.
“Join us for our film night screening of Eyes of Exodus: Four days during the Syrian migrant crisis on the most remote island in Greece reveals an intimate and complicated relationship between refugees and locals, fear and hope, and the healing versus destructive force change bears on love at a personal and national level. Local man, Paul Haines will talk about his experience working with refugees in this context.
We will also show a couple of other film shorts picked by the organisers of Refugee Week, and will then be hosting a discussion panel to discuss what we can do here in Cornwall.”
For more information and booking details see here.