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‘Gift of Words changed my life’. Refugee, Erfan, graduates and starts job in the NHS

2021-12-15T08:32:02+00:0015th December 2021|Blog, News|

DONATE Our free Action Language English classes really can transform people’s lives. When Iranian refugee, Erfan, arrived in the UK on Boxing Day three years ago, he had only a smattering of English.  [...]

‘I knew what it was like to have no words’ – Action Language volunteer, Jenny, explains why the Gift of Words is so important

2021-12-13T11:08:56+00:0013th December 2021|Blog, Fundraising, News|

DONATE Like most people who choose to volunteer with a charity, I wanted to do something to make things better for people when they are low in things we usually take for granted.  [...]

Give refugees and asylum seekers the Gift of Words with Paperchain People!

2021-12-09T16:38:14+00:009th December 2021|Blog, News|

Following on from the success of our first ever Paperchain People challenge last year, we're encouraging schools, community groups and individuals to once again send a seasonal message of welcome and solidarity to people [...]

The Bishop of Durham backs Action Foundation’s Gift of Words Appeal

2021-12-08T13:56:17+00:008th December 2021|Blog, News|

Action Foundation’s Patron, the Bishop of Durham, the Right Revd Paul Butler, met our CEO, Duncan McAuley to record a special video message in support of our Gift of Words Appeal. In the video, [...]

Tragedy in the Channel – Action Foundation’s CEO reflects

2021-11-29T15:48:36+00:0029th November 2021|Blog, News|

Following last Wednesday's tragic loss of life in the Channel when 27 people drowned in the deadliest crossing on record, Action Foundation's CEO, Duncan McAuley, calls for a more humanitarian approach to people seeking [...]

Naomi brings taste of Buenos Aires to Durham with Language Café fundraiser

2021-11-21T21:56:46+00:0017th November 2021|Fundraising, News|

Thinking of booking a holiday abroad next year and looking to learn the lingo? Then there’s the perfect opportunity to try out your Bonjours and Buen Dias at a special fundraiser organised by Durham [...]

How your Christmas shopping could help refugees

2021-11-18T12:01:17+00:0011th November 2021|Fundraising, News, Uncategorised|

We're delighted to share with you that online art store and fundraising initiative Art for Refugees has chosen to support Action Foundation over the Christmas period. Their website sells from a selection of more than 100 [...]

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