For the first time this year Action Foundation secured charity places for the Great North Run. Our team was made up of a staff member, volunteers and a former Action Letting resident and we are delighted to announce that together they raised £3,095!! This is an amazing achievement and one we are all extremely proud of. Thank you to all our runners and everyone who supported them along the way. Special thanks to one of our runners who was unable to run but still donated £500!
Refugee Week is back and this year’s theme is ‘Different pasts, shared futures’. To celebrate the event and raise awareness of the fantastic work being done to support refugees living in the region we are holding a special film night in partnership with The Comfrey Project. The Comfrey Project works with refugees and asylum seekers across allotment sites in Newcastle and Gateshead to improve general well-being, support integration and provide a safe and secure place they can relax and socialise.
The film we have chosen to show is called Grow Your Own (rated PG) and encompasses this year’s theme bringing together people from all walks of life (including a refugee) to interact in the safe place of an allotment. It shows that no matter your past, we can all work together for a positive future.
We are showing the film in The Turbine Hall in The CastleGate (NE1 2JQ). There will be the opportunity to buy popcorn or a drink from our bar before the film starts. After the film there will be a short presentation where The Comfrey Project and Action Foundation will be able to talk about the work that we do and answer any questions the film may have raised.
19:00 – 19:30 – Arrivals and refreshments
19.30 – 21:00 – Grow Your Own screening
21:00 – 21.30 – Presentations from Action Foundation and The Comfrey Project
You can book your free ticket here!
It is all set to be a great evening and we hope to see you there!
This is a free event but there will be the opportunity to donate to either project on the night.
Want to find out more about hosting? We are holding a 1 hour information session in Newcastle (21st June) and in Sunderland (19th July) where you can find out more! Visit our Action Hosting page for full details.
Do you have a spare room? Would you like to help someone who is homeless?
Action Hosting matches volunteer hosts offering a spare room in their home with a destitute asylum seeker. Over the next few months we are holding several open evenings where you can learn more about our hosting project and how you can get involved. Read More »
Could you live for a week on £15? That’s just over £2 a day. Sound difficult?
That is the reality for over 200 destitute asylum seekers living in Tyne and Wear right now surviving on £15 a week provided by local charities.To raise awareness of the difficulties facing destitute asylum seekers and support our projects helping this vulnerable group we are asking you to be sponsored to try and live on £15 for 1 week.
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