Last updated August 2023 | All photos copyright of Elmbridge CAN
One of our lovely lads from Syria, with his new bike thanks to a generous donor
Past Quarterly Newsletters & Urgent Appeals
Autumn Supporters e-News Oct 2023
Summer supporters e-news June 2023
Crisis for Elmbridge Afghans - Love not Hate
Urgent appeal about Government Asylum Bill April 23
End of year summary March 22 Supporters Newsletter
Summer June 2022 e-news
Urgent Appeal Mar 2022 - Ukraine
Spring March 2022 e-news
Winter Dec 2021 e-news
Autumn Oct 2021 e-news
Urgent Property appeal for Afghan & Syrian refugees Aug 2021
Urgent Property appeal June
Summer June 2021 e-news
Spring Apr 2021 e-news
Latest Headlines: We are...
Currently facing an urgent need for hosts or private rentals for displaced Ukrainians and Afghans.If you or somebody you know might be interested in renting out property, please read more.
Just started weekly community english classes Tuesdays in Weybridge and Fridays in Walton hub.
Running weekly drop in sessions for all our supported families for answering questions, solving problems, or just tea and chat.
Helping newly arrived families to settle into the area - including 12 Afghan families that recently moved into Elmbridge from the Afghan temporary Bridging Hotel in to settle into the area
Planning additional classes such as Digital literacy training, tools for wellbeing, skillshare sessions such as cooking or jewellery making
Continuing Weekly teenager arrangement with St Georges School for teens to be involved in a sports activity
Supporting the council with various other needs for this group of Afghans including Life In the UK talks
Interested in hosting? click here
Read our last quaterly supporters e-news here
ELMBRIDGE CAN RECEIVES HUNDREDS OF MESSAGES OF LOVE AND SUPPORT, FOLLOWING DEMONSTRATION OUTSIDE HOTEL
On the evening of Tuesday 11 July the bridging hotel in Elmbridge was approached by a crowd of demonstrators chanting foul mouthed, frequently racist slogans and aggressively pointing banners bearing inflammatory and untrue statements at the windows. The abuse included statements regarding the Islamic religion designed to upset and provoke residents as much as possible. Elmbridge CAN volunteers were present in this hotel to provide emotional and practical support to the families housed there.
We have received hundreds of messages of love and support for these families from members of our local community (view them here). We are delivering these to them and we hope they provide some comfort and reassurance. We know that people in Elmbridge stand by those who have had to flee their home, and reject hatred.
View Messages and Full Article Here