This time last year we were in the middle of the voting period for the Aviva Community Fund, where the Gardens of Refuge joint project with the Tooting charity CARAS won £10,000 – thanks to the votes of many friends near and far.  This time last year…the voting was hot! We’re nearing the end of […]

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On October 3rd the opening night of the Stay With Love exhibition at The Sound Lounge in Tooting saw a very diverse group of 75 join in to celebrate the exhibition. There were teenagers, families and young children from the asylum-seeking and refugee community who are served by CARAS. There were many of the CARAS […]

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We’re thrilled that the Stay With Love exhibition has moved from concept to reality alongside our partners CARAS and The Sound Lounge. We experienced so much energy, creativity and patience from all the volunteers and staff involved in this experiment: Thank You! We hung the show on the 2nd October, and then the exhibition opening […]

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We’re reporting back every six weeks on the Gardens of Refuge Project. That’s our local project running throughout 2017 with refugees and asylum-seekers living in and nearby Tooting, alongside our project partners CARAS and The Grange.Our previous summary at the end of May can be read here.In June and July we’ve worked with the CARAS […]

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Refugee Week is a nationwide programme of arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK, and encourages a better understanding between communities.  Refugee Week 2017 starts in under a fortnight, and there are plenty of London activities to choose from. Plus here are two local events to share: 1. […]

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We’re sharing our monthly update about Gardens of Refuge.Gardens of Refuge is our 2017 partnership project with CARAS and The Grange to provide therapeutic and positive experiences for people of refugee and asylum-seeking backgrounds who live in South-West London.There are four interrelated project strands to share:> Carpentry project with the Youth Club  > Family Activity […]

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We’re continuing our 2017 Gardens of Refuge project with local refugees and asylum-seekers with workshops during May and into June.Alongside that long-term project, we want to share three diverse and fascinating events in Tooting which celebrate refugees and migration: To celebrate Refugee Week in June: 1. Queens of Syria – free film Sunday 18th June […]

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We’re continuing to facilitate workshops as part of the Gardens of Refuge project with refugees and asylum-seekers who use the local services of CARAS in Tooting. This is the project for which our partnership won funding from Aviva – via the public voting so many people joined last autumn. The emphasis of Gardens of Refuge […]

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After the long haul of communicating near and far for voting in the Aviva Community Fund last year, winning funding in January, and getting on with the planning for 2017…we’ve begun the project! Our first session with the CARAS refugee and asylum-seekers has been a Family Activity Day on Valentine’s Day..It was a familiar mother-and-children […]

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We are thrilled that Gardens of Refuge, the 2017 project working with Tooting refugees and asylum-seekers, has been awarded funding by Aviva. The project application was made by the local charity CARAS (Community Action for Refugees and Asylum-Seekers) and TTT are the partners along with The Grange respite centre in Norfolk. Thank you for all […]

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