A massive 'THANK YOU' to the Cornish family who have completed the Coast To Coast walk to raise awareness of refugees and also to raise funds for RAY. What a great achievement. You can read about their challenge on their blogspot - http://c2cfamilies.blogspot.co.uk/ - and can also make a donation there. They are close to their target of raising £5,000. Brilliant, thank you!
RAY has received funding from the Two Ridings Community Foundation which will help fund a Parenting Course and also assist with transport costs for Syrian refugee families to come to The Hub - Thank You! If you want further information about Two Ridings you can visit their website - https://www.trcf.org.uk/
We are delighted that local artist Jo Walton has offered to donate to RAY a percentage of the sales profit from certain pieces of her work. You can view her shop here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/WhatJoDidNext
Friday 17th June, 8pm, The Winning Post, Bishopthorpe Rd, York, a Refugee Action York benefit gig with Atomic Raygun plus support. Admission: £4
Saturday 18th June, York Festival of Ideas, University of York. Four talks on refugees: Refugees and Migrants: An Escalating Crisis, Migration, Migrants and the Media, Creating a Tolerant Society and Building a Secure World for the Future. Admission: Free (booking required).
Monday 20th June. 6.15pm, City Screen cinema. Three films: Precarious Trajectories: Voices From The Mediterranean Migration Crisis, Seeking Asylum, Blue Moment followed by Q&A with the directors. Admission: £7
Tuesday 21st June, 8pm, The Winning Post, Bishopthorpe Road, York. Pub Quiz in aid of Refugee Action York. Just turn up on the night. Admission: Donations.
Saturday 25th June, 11am – 2pm, stall in Exhibition Square, outside the Art Gallery. Volunteers from Amnesty International, the British Red Cross and Refugee Action York will be sharing information.
Sunday 26th June, 11am – 12 noon, Unitarian Church, St Saviourgate, York. An Interfaith service, all most welcome. Refreshments afterwards.
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More information about these events can be found at http://yorksaysrefugeeswelcomehere.org/