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A while ago we were able to donate a few items such as Cots, Blankets and Nappy Bins via the Red Cross to two families being placed in Milton Keynes as a result of escaping the Syrian conflict.

We recently got the falling update on the progress of their resettlement which you can read below.

THANK YOU for being generous.

There will be many more families in the future and we want to continue to show a generous welcome to them all. If you have money to donate, or if you have furniture which you or someone you know would like to donate (and is good condition) please get in touch.

We are very happy to inform you that this week, Milton Keynes has received the first two Syrian Refugee families under the national resettlement programme.   Both families had been in UN Refugee sites – one in Lebanon, the other in Turkey – before which they had been exposed to considerable trauma. Here are the highlights of this and other/related news:

  • These two families each have four young children – one has been housed in Bletchley and the other in Wolverton.  Many of you have contributed to the furniture and furnishings for these families, some of you have helped in many different ways and all of you have offered your kind and most appreciated support and all of this has contributed to this most gratifying realisation of success for our campaign.
  • The families have been given a warm welcome: they are being supported by the Red Cross in conjunction with a team of volunteers; Community Education are providing language tuition; there are Arabic speakers, the Milton Keynes Muslim Association, the Food Cupboard and a programme of events in place to help them settle in a supportive and sensitive way.
  • A newly prepared information welcome pack containing Arabic descriptions of people, places and services in Milton Keynes has been produced by the Red Cross.