The beginning of June sees National Volunteers’ Week, an ideal opportunity to recognise and celebrate the huge contribution made by our many fantastic volunteers at the Justice and Peace Refugee Project and in our parishes and schools. Without your ongoing support our work would not be possible. Thank you all!

We are still on the lookout for more people who might like to get involved in volunteering. You do not necessarily have to commit to a regular role, but we are keen to identify people who might provide cover when existing volunteers have holidays or other commitments. This is a great opportunity to see the project in action and make a real difference to the lives of those who visit us.

We continue to see an increasing number of people using our services, with around 10 new clients each week. This means that your donations of food, toiletries and finance are even more in demand. We particularly need toothbrushes, toothpaste, shower gels, deodorants, shampoo, conditioners and washing powders as well as cooling oil, coffee and chickpeas.

We have recently been able to congratulate a number of clients on the arrival of new babies in their families. We can provide them with a hamper containing various baby care items along with some wonderful handknitted clothes and blankets produced with love by our generous knitters. This is yet another way our volunteers make a difference and put a smile on faces, as you can see from Carlos, a proud dad who was very grateful for his hamper.


Details of our bank account (DHN Justice & Peace Refugee Project) can be found on our webpage. If your donation is by cheque please send it to St Vincent’s Centre, New Bridge Street, Newcastle NE1 2TQ for the attention of Sara Harris. Please remember to include a contact name and address when sending in a financial donation to the centre to ensure that we can acknowledge safe receipt of the funds you have kindly donated or if we need to get in touch.

Please consider Gift-Aiding, a Gift Aid Declaration form is available here, or you can request one from or 07929 343418.

For more details about our work and how you can assist, please contact Sara Harris, Project Co-ordinator at or 07407 091184 or visit our webpage.