Malvern Welcomes

Malvern Welcomes has really moved forward over the last 12 months thanks to the support of Churches Together in Malvern and the generosity of local individuals and organisations.  We have been able to re-settle one family who arrived in the summer and look forward to re-settling another very soon. We have been able to attract more landlords who are interested in making accommodation available to us (which we have to furnish) and trained a strong volunteer group who are carefully recruited and linked into various roles.

We are also pleased to welcome one more family that arrived through the County Council scheme who we support as befrienders working with Refugee Action. We anticipate another family will arrive under this scheme before Christmas.

As a result of this success we are looking to bring a further two families to Malvern under the Community Sponsorship scheme next year and for each we have to raise at least £9000 per family and so next year, we will be fundraising for them specifically.

We are pleased with this because we are starting to build a cluster of refugee families in Malvern. This has always been our aim, because we believe it enriches the life of our community and provides a reference group for the families. We are bringing them together with those resettled elsewhere in the County and we are participating with other organisations via our umbrella group Worcestershire Welcomes, to provide social activities to support families and reduce social isolation.

None of this would be possible without the support that CTiM so generously provide and we ask you to maintain this next year so that we can continue to welcome and support these vulnerable families into independence and self-assurance.

Thank you,   

Malvern Welcomes