From April, we’ll be hosting a
local event each month to
raise awareness of our group
and raise funds towards
resettling our second family.
Our next event is on 8th April
2017 at Enfield Town market
square. If you have any spare
time between 10:00 - 16:00 to
help hand out leaflets and
spread the word,
please get in touch with
Our next group meeting will
be a pub-quiz social in May.
This will be another great
opportunity to share ideas
and a chance to bring family
and friends along to an
Dates to follow.
Can you Host an
We had brilliant pledges at our
last group meeting. Coffee
mornings, sponsored dinners,
photography sessions and
school assemblies are all
taking place to raise money for
our second family.
If you have ideas for an event,
or links to any local groups,
please complete the attached
pledge sheet or email
Huge thanks to the parishioners of Vita et Pax, THE CHURCH OF CHRIST THE KING, Cockfosters, for their great generosity; approximately £1210 was given in collections for ERW on Sunday 26th February.
Many thanks to everyone who took part in fundraising on 26th February at the Pavillions in Waltham Cross, raising £72.85.
The next awareness raising event will be at Enfield Town Market on the 8th April. All welcome.
Many thanks to St Harmonica’s Blues Club who ran a benefit blues jam for Enfield Refugee Welcome. The music was great, the atmosphere warm on a chilly night and the event raised £310.
Many thanks to Barbara Luckhurst and all those who attended her coffee morning, raising £350 for Enfield Refugee Welcome.
Hosting a coffee morning is a great way to fund-raise, combining an enjoyable social occasion with a good cause.
We are honoured to have received funeral donations in memory of Bea Jaspars, raising at least £375. She and her daughter, Susanne Jaspars, chose Enfield Refugee Welcome as the charity for donations because Bea spent much of the second world war in a Japanese concentration camp in Indonesia and was dependent on the help of others when she returned to the Netherlands (her home country ) with nothing. Bea moved to Oxford in 1977 and to East Barnet (on the border of the borough of Enfield) in 2013 to be close to her daughter.
With huge thanks to the friends and family of Bea Jaspars for their generosity.
A HUGE thank you to Niall McLaughlin Architects (pictured below) Palmers Green Mosque, the Friends in Enfield, St Monica’s, Saints Peter and Paul Church, St George’s, Totteridge Road Baptist Church and Ordnance Road Methodist Church as well as all of you who have spread the word, attended events and donated. So far, a total of £6,977 has been given or pledged. Our current target is set at £10,000, so we still have some way to go.
Our next general meeting is on Monday 9th January at 7.30 PM, Ponders End Methodist Church, 378 High Street, Ponders End, EN3 4DG.
This will be a great opportunity for us to come together and share ideas around fundraising and welcoming our first family.
All are welcome, we’d really love to see you there.
Huge thanks for the amazing generosity of all those who have donated to Enfield Refugees Welcome. We are very grateful for every donation, big or small. Every penny will go towards settling a refugee family in our borough.
Especial thanks to the Quakers, the parishoners of St. Monica's Palmers Green and the clergy and congregation of the EN3 churches for their generosity.