Year: 2015

A retirement message from Christine Majid – PAFRAS Founder

A Retirement message from PAFRAS Founder and Manager Christine Majid Dear all, I am writing to inform you all of my forthcoming retirement from PAFRAS at the end of the calendar year. It has been an incredible journey over the

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Hyde Park Picture House hosts UK premiere of ‘Refugee – The Eritrean Exodus’

Queueing in light rain is not everyone’s idea of fun, but last night [Tues 1st Dec] over one hundred people made the effort  to come and watch this challenging film and to hear Director Chris Cotter  tell the story of how

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PAFRAS Statement

PAFRAS Trustees are sad to report that our manager of 12 years, Christine Majid, will be retiring at Christmas. Christine founded PAFRAS in 2003 and has steered it through many turbulent times including successive Government attacks on Refugees and Asylum

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Fusion gig at the Holbeck

  Many thanks to Ben & Hannah [the support act ] and Fusion for some great music last Saturday. Between us we raised about £130.00. Thanks too to the Holbeck and staff for such cheerful help and welcome.

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2015 Cricket Fundraiser

  Cricket Fundraiser 001 ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 12 St George’s Church cricket team vanquish Mosaic Church team to raise funds for ‘Spacious Places’ and PAFRAS.

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Refugee week party !

Bingo with shampoo as a prize! Lots of food! Thanks to Hamara and everyone else who contributed to a great time at Pafras’ refugee week party.

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Fusion plays to a packed house for PAFRAS!

  Friday evening at the New Headingley Club …. much setting up of equipment and sound checking. The audience drift in, drinks are fetched from the bar, seats are found… let the music begin! A musical journey around the Mediterranean,

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Tour de Touchstone

On the 1st of May 2015, Touchstone’s staff, volunteers, trustees and service users will be raising funds for our charity. They will cycle, bus, funny walk and superhero from the centre of Dewsbury to Chapeltown, Leeds. Please give generously and feel free

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The Human Cost of War – Christine Majid

Zaatari Refugee Camp Jordan:  One of a million Syrian Children who have become refugees.(1) (UNCHR Report 2014) UNCHR’s annual Global Trends report, which is based on data compiled by governments and non-government partner organizations and the organizations own records, show

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The Foresters prepared 125 packs of toiletries, scarves, socks and gloves for destitute PAFRAS service users

On November 2nd  at Stockeld Park near Wetherby, 100 Foresters members came to pack 125 rucksacks with items for PAFRAS. Packs were created for men, women and children who are destitute asylum seekers and refuges facing poverty.  A Forester grant

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