Cornwall volunteers to unite to discuss refugee crisis

The Cornishman, March 1st

A collaborative event that will celebrate Cornwall’s efforts to provide sanctuary to those affected by the refugee crisis will take place this week.

Parents, students, council officers and community groups will meet at the All Saints Church in Truro on Friday March 11 to draw a map of the work being carried out by volunteers all over the Duchy.

Between 10am and 3pm individuals will be telling their stories of the action they have taken and the hopes they have for the future; whether that be collecting food, clothes, money and other essential equipment of going out to physically help the migrants.

Ruby Brookman Prins, 19, from Hayle spent 2 months in Lesvos before Christmas, she said: “This event will show who is doing what, and how people can do even the tiniest thing to help.
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“Everything matters; this is the worst refugee crisis since World War 2.

“This is not nothing to do with us: this is everything to do with everyone.”

Her mother, Manda Brookman, helped bring the ‘From Syria with Love Exhibition’ into Cornwall as a first along with Liz Scrambler, who said: “I heard about From Syria with Love on the local news and so made the trip to Devon to see the exhibition and meet Baraa Ehsaan Kouja who has organised the whole thing.

“Whatever your thoughts and feelings about the refugee crisis I know that hearing his story will add a reality check impossible to forget.”

Tickets to the event along with further details can be found at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cornwall-a-million-stories-of-sanctuary-tickets-20730654947

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