Since May 2016, we have helped to gather items for welcome packs on each of the three occasions that Syrian refugee families have arrived and begun life in County Durham.
A few of us have also met some of the families to welcome, befriend and offer support (e.g. in English conversation).
We have a group, Supporting Refugees, which coordinates refugees’ needs with offers of help and donations.
If you would like to be involved please contact Sheila Alty via email firstname.lastname@example.org to be joined up.
As well as the collection of practical items there is a continuing ministry (dependant on the area in which each group of refugees is settled) in welcoming, befriending and help with conversation.