0 Post a comment Monday, 1 October 2018 - Local People An appeal has been launched by two local charity campaigners for supplies, clothing and equipment to help refugees this winter. Zoe Thompson and island-based Middle East consultant Laura Cretney have launched the appeal to ask for donations of camping equipment, such as tents, sleeping bags, rucksacks and tarpaulins, blankets, men and women’s outdoor and waterproof clothing, shoes and underwear to be sent to refugees who are living in what Zoe describes as ’desperate conditions’ in temporary camps around the north of France.They have also asked for donations of baby care items, such as nappies, clothing, feeding bottles and baby milk powder, sanitary items, such as soap, shampoo and baby wipes and also feminine hygiene items, things which she says are in very short supply to the refugees.Zoe, who volunteers with refugee charities, runs the Facebook group Manx Support Refugees, said that the appeal has been … [Read more...] about Can you donate supplies for Syrian refugees?
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A leading author has visited Cramlington students to speak about her new book’s link to war-torn Syria. Cathy Cassidy visited Year 7 and 8 students from Cramlington Learning Village to promote Sami’s Silver Lining.Pupils from Hareside and Shanklea primary schools were also invited to meet the writer during her third visit to the school.Librarian Eileen Armstrong said: “We think it’s really important for students who will soon be joining the school to have the opportunity to listen to authors talk about their work and the importance of reading.”The book tells the story of a family that escapes Syria and heads to England. On the way tragedy strikes and Sami has to lead a group of children to safety.Cathy said: “I wanted my readers to know why somebody like Sami was making that journey. It’s nothing you would undertake for fun”.The author has visited a number of schools to appeal to pupils and staff to support charities helping Syrian … [Read more...] about Novel way to help Syrian refugees
PLANS are in the pipeline to renovate a mansion near Leamington. Offa House in Offchurch was sold by the Church of England in May 2017 after being put on the market with a guide price of £875,000. The new owners of the the 27-bedroom property want to use the grade II listed building as a family home and have applied for permission to completely renovate the mansion, along with a number of other changes. These include dividing the main 18th century property from a wing which was added in the 1980s and extending it, creating an additional four-bedroom property for their ‘aging parents’. The family also plan to transform the Coach House on the land into a seperate home, complete with its own driveway. The application to Warwick District Council reads: “Proposed changes will be to suit modern living standards yet ensure the historic and architectural importance of this listed building will be preserved and the impact will be minimal to any remaining features and … [Read more...] about Plans in pipeline to renovate mansion previously earmarked for Syrian refugees
News / Dundee by Steven Rae June 1, 2018, 6:05 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter A Dundee woman has spoken of the “heart breaking” scenes she witnessed on an aid-giving mission to Lebanon. Sophia Younis, 25, travelled with friend Aishah Anwar, 24, on an international volunteer deployment programme for four days with Action Relief, in partnership with Muslim Aid – both Islamic charities. The pair, who studied at Morgan Academy together, travelled to the Middle Eastern country to hand-deliver food parcels to Syrian and Palestinian refugees. An estimated 2.2 million refugees from Syria are in Lebanon, displaced following the Syrian Civil War. Between 175,000-500,000 Palestinian refugees are thought to be in Lebanon, having left the war-torn region intermittently since the 1948 Palestine war broke out. Sophia, who works part-time in a call centre, said: “The time flew by, even though each day was long and … [Read more...] about Dundee woman recalls ‘humbling’ Lebanon visit to hand out aid to Syrian refugees
PUBLISHED: 12:30 23 April 2018 | UPDATED: 12:30 23 April 2018 West Earlham Dental Health Practice Owner, Gautam Sharma with members of the Taverham and District Lions Club, together with their donated items. Photo: West Earlham Dental Health West Earlham Dental Healtht A dentist from Norwich has thanked the many dozens of East Anglian businesses, schools, and individuals who are helping him enhance the lives of Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Dr Gautam Sharma, who sees NHS and private patients at his West Earlham Dental Health Practice, is days away from participating in a specialist charity mission, where he will provide dental care to refugee adults and children, as part of a recently established outreach programme. He said: “There is one and a half million Syrian refugees sitting in that valley who’ve fled Syria to try to get better conditions and they’ve got no sort of dental aid or help and they’re in a lot of pain. “If I can put a smile onto … [Read more...] about Norwich dentist prepares for charity mission providing care for Syrian refugees in Lebanon