SDRP Project Newsletter #8. July 2022

SDRP Project Newsletter #8. July 2022

Dear friends,  A quick update on June’s newsletter to confirm that the final pieces of the jigsaw seem to have now fallen into place, and we are working to a specific date in Autumn for the arrival of the family! As a result, the family support volunteer...
SDRP Project Newsletter #7. June 2022

SDRP Project Newsletter #7. June 2022

Hello Friends,  As next week is refugee week and there’s been so much going on with the South Downs Refugee Project (and it being June….), it seemed apt that we publish our June newsletter.Our project is now on the cusp of our new phase – actually welcoming...
SDRP Project Newsletter #6. April 2022

SDRP Project Newsletter #6. April 2022

Hello Friends,  We are very happy to kick this newsletter off with the headline news that after many weeks of hunting we have managed to find a property in Hassocks!!  It’s a lovely and light, with a supportive landlord, and is close to the high street...
Links for supporting Ukrainian crisis

Links for supporting Ukrainian crisis

We’re aware that with the horrendous scenes in Ukraine all over the media, our project website and email has seen a spike in traffic from people locally wondering how they might offer support to individual Ukrainians or Ukrainian families fleeing the war. We...
SDRP Project Newsletter #5. Jan 2022

SDRP Project Newsletter #5. Jan 2022

Hello Friends,  As we approach the end of January we’d like to squeeze in a wish of a Happy New Year to you all. It feels like the South Downs Refugee Project is gearing up for a busy 2022, and there’s plenty to update you on… Approval in...
Spotlight on Refugees at Home

Spotlight on Refugees at Home

South Downs Refugee Project has applied to the Home Office to sponsor the settlement of a  refugee family in our village. Whilst we await determination of our application, we’ll take a look at  other aspects of the refugee situation. Today Alison shares her experience...
Yaser’s Story

Yaser’s Story

South Downs Refugee Project has applied to the Home Office to sponsor the settlement of a  refugee family in our village. Whilst we await determination of our application, we’ll take a look at  other aspects of the refugee situation. Today, we share Yaser’s...
Hassocks Village Ceilidh Postponed :(

Hassocks Village Ceilidh Postponed :(

We’re very sorry to have to let you know that we have decided to postpone next Fridays planned Ceilidh event in Adastra Hall.  We are hugely disappointed of course, but as you are probably aware, the Covid infection rates across mid-Sussex are continuing to rise...
South Downs Refugee Project Update #4. 8th Nov 2021

South Downs Refugee Project Update #4. 8th Nov 2021

Hello friends,  Project Update 8th November 2022. A lot has happened since our last update. We had a lovely time at Ditchling Apple Day in early October and have been working away, refining the roles on the project and drafting our application form for the Home...