Refugee Crisis: Behind the Headlines
A Big Shout out!
We'd like to thank everyone who helped make the event on the day a great success, so here goes:
A massive thank you to everyone who came along and spent their precious sunny Saturday with us. We think there nearly 300 supporters, many who traveled, not just from across London, but beyond.
The charities themselves put in an enormous amount of work to put this together. I hope they feel very proud because their hard work certainly showed on the day. A massive thank you to:
Pauline Nandoo, Manuel Monadé and Eltayeb Hassan
This wouldn't have happened without our guest speakers, so our deepest gratitude goes out to:
Councillor Michael Situ
Kevin Skinner, Sally Causer, Anna Merryfield, Kevin Dykes, Martha Stokes, Hannah Joy, Helen Laker, Laura Bell, Ned Booker, Antoine Louette, Tarn Rodgers Johns, Nima Shahmalekpur, Laura Macarthy, Shona Buchanan, Rhiannon Hughes, Gabriel Monadé, Megan O'Hara, Steve Sherburn, David Patterson, Merlyn Driver, Jenny Wales, Anne-Catherine, Jeb Hampster, Jenny McGregor, Caroline Underhill, Jake Piers-Mantell, Patricia Ladly, Adam Rodgers Johns, Kirstie Lamont, Iain Plunkett, Cathy Mahoney, Karrim Jalali, and many more who prefer to remain nameless!
St Giles Church - who kindly lent us tables and chairs
Brunswick Park Tenants and Residents Association - who donated the cost of van hire
Food and Coffee
Ahwazi Food by Ahwazi Cultural Centre - Mr. Vejdan Efravi
Eritrean Coffee Ceremony by Eritrean Community Centre - Mr. Yohannes Sibhatu
Bolivian Food - Mrs. Gladys Medina
Dance and Music
Bolivian Traditional Dance by Bolivian Dance Group - Mrs. Gladys Medina
Casa da Cachaca
Filming and Film coordinators
Nathaniel Durham - Filming on the day - Find out more
Neil Johns - Providing film equipment and coordinating the films - Find out more
Southwark Law Centre,
Forum for Equalities and Human Rights in Southwark,
Southwark Citizens Advice Bureau Service,
Southwark Hate Crime Network
Our Raffle Sponsors
The Begging Bowl
Oi Spaghetti + tiramisù
The Ivy House
Flock and Herd
Also a big thank you to The Nines who let us sell our raffle tickets to their lovely customers!
Have you been involved with helping the refugee crisis in and around Southwark? Do you have a story you'd like to share? Would you like to be involved in the event or would you like to find out how you can volunteer in your area? We'd love to hear from you, please get in touch.