POSTPONED Pickering Community Sponsorship Public Meeting POSTPONED
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED
Come along to find out more about Community Sponsorship of refugees and how you can be involved to help and welcome a refugee family to North Yorkshire. This will be a meeting open to all to find out more about the programme, what this involves and how you can help. You'll be able to hear from an existing Community Sponsorship Group about their experience of welcoming a family to their community.
The idea is to explore if Pickering could be a hosting community has come from two friends who have been concerned about the plight of refugees for some considerable time. We have visited Settle, talked to members of their steering group and been inspired by their achievement and the involvement of so many members of the community. From people giving up many hours of their time on the steering committee driving the project forward, to offering help with understanding our shops, money, transport etc etc . Offering conversation together or making a monetary donation. Settle rolled up their sleeves and made a real community commitment from churches to schools, neighbours,voluntary groups, and individuals.
We recognise the importance of careful thorough planning from the beginning, involving all those who may be required to provide a service. We invite you to come along to the public meeting, We have invited members from Settle to talk about their experience; we hope to show a film, to answer questions, to provide information.
We know Pickering is a wonderful place to live and we feel it has much to offer a family that has suffered so much, an opportunity to adjust from trauma, to feel welcomed and wanted and know that not all the world is a hostile place, an opportunity to recreate a new beginning.