Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Local fund raising for Syrian Crisis Appeal

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) around 12 million people have been displaced by the fighting in Syria. Of these over 4 million have fled to surrounding countries and more than 7 1⁄2 million are displaced within Syria itself. With winter approaching stories of hardship and suffering are already on our TVs and newspapers. With winter approaching it can only get worse.

Yate Town Council have come together with Yate Parish and Chipping Sodbury Rotary Club to support the initiative of two weeks of funding raising from Friday 16th October to Friday 30th October within the community aiming at collecting cash to go directly to the British Red Cross Syrian Crisis Appeal.

On Friday 16th October they are holding a coffee morning, with Councillor Tony Davis, the Mayor of Yate at Poole Court  from 10.00am till 12.00noon, all are very welcome to attend.

If you are able to bring a cake along or give donations, all will be gratefully received.

More events are planned, and community groups are encouraged to see what they can organise.

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