Sarah, John and their three kids Sleep Rough for REAP and raise £800

On 2nd December Sarah (REAP Director) and her 3 kids and partner John, slept out in the cold and rain in cardboard boxes.  WHY??  to raise awareness and funds for REAP’s work to bring together people and resources to tackle the problems of homelessness and destitution faced by refugees and asylum-seekers.

Making up their boxes for the night

Making the most of a chocolate waffle

Making the most of a chocolate waffle

Chocolate waffle for the soul

Chocolate waffle for the soul

Getting into his box

Getting into his box

 

 

Sarah and the kids making up the boxes

Sarah and the kids making up the boxes

Thanks to kind and generous donations from many people they raised nearly £800.

If anyone would like to donate to our work, cash or BACS is wonderful : REAP 20 38 83  A/c 90846074  –  THANK YOU

The funds raised will go to support volunteer-led English groups in the area, and activities to build awareness and collaboration to provide practical help to homeless refugees in West London.

8-alex-wondering-if-he-can-have-a-third-hot-chocolate

Wondering if he can have a third hot chocolate

‘Cwych’ snug and warm, if a bit damp

 

 

 

 

 

We have a half day free ‘sharing and resources’ workshop to help people who run, volunteer or are thinking of volunteering at Community English groups 13th Jan 9.30 – 10.00, Key House, Yiewsley UB7 7BQ

REAP and HEAR Equality are jointly hosting “Refugees:  Home Homelessness and Survival” on Tuesday 24th January 2017, in Acton.  Free for to voluntary/community organisations.  To Book, sarah@reap.org.uk

A ‘Big Thank You’ to Trinity Homelessness  http://www.wearetrinity.org.uk/the-big-sleepout/  who let us join in with their ‘Big Sleep Out’ and gave us lots of help along the way.  I’m meeting up with Trinity’s Chief Exec in the New Year to see if we can help each other’s work, especially around homeless refugees and asylum-seekers.

 

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