The project continues to see an increasing number of people using our services each month and your donations of food, toiletries and finance are welcomed even more than ever. Toiletries are very much in demand – while we once had ample stock of toothbrushes, toothpaste, shower gels, deodorants, shampoo and conditioners – these now frequently run low.

As the summer holidays are approaching, we would love to hear from 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 wish to offer cover when a number of our 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. A client from Sri Lanka recently commented to one volunteer that he can’t believe how welcome the project makes him feel each time he comes in. He stated that it is very difficult to be away from his family but when he comes to the project it is like having his parents here! “Everyone is so very kind; I can’t believe how lovely everyone is.

We are very grateful to the SVP for sharing their donations of Easter Eggs so that we could offer them to children who visited over the Easter period and also provide them in our home delivery food parcels.

Please continue to support this work in any way you can. Thank you for your generosity.

Details of our bank account can be found on our webpage. If your donation is by cheque please make it payable to DHN Justice & Peace Refugee Project and 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 marjory.knowles@gmail.com or 07929 343418.

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