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MEENA (formerly UWCC)

The Unofficial Women and Children Centre Calais has changed its name to MEENA. MEENA means LOVE (Pashto), the place we are coming from.   Following...

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Total raised
£49,965.58

Target
£20000.00

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About

The Unofficial Women and Children Centre Calais has changed its name to MEENA. MEENA means LOVE (Pashto), the place we are coming from.
 
Following more than a year at the frontline of the Calais emergency crisis, MEENA has set up in the UK to continue working with refugees and asylum seekers.
 
‘The story doesn’t end when you make it to the UK’
 
MEENA works to identify issues for women and children accessing the asylum system. We offer support and help find solutions for the best possible outcomes. We achieve this by responding immediately to practical needs, signposting local networks including advocacy and professional legal advice, as well as much needed emotional and psychological help. We continue to work with Help Refugees and Safepassage along with other established organisations offering support to asylum seekers and refugees. We continue to monitor the situation for women and children in France and identify and respond to issues.

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Fundraising MEENA formerly UWCC

WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES
 
MEENA is now based in the midlands where we are opening a centre to continue our work with Women and Children asylum seekers and refugees. The centre will offer a safe space and enable this core group to access support and information. We will run workshops to aid integration, independent living skills, understanding ‘rights’, along with activities to enhance quality of life. We are working in partnership with Birmingham University to provide front line Social and Support workers a ‘master class’ on supporting the Women and Children they work with. 

Our outreach work supports young people to ensure they are accessing the services available to them. We have supplied emergency accommodation for women with children, basic mobile phones to the most vulnerable, emergency clothing and hygiene, day-to-day activities to enrich lives, educational support and basic resources. We pay fuel/travel for volunteers.

In London we have launched Welcome Cinema, an integration project inviting refugees and UK Citizens to come together to share food and watch films. welcomecinema.org
 

Event date

16-December-2015 12:15  - 
01-April-2017 00:00

Event type

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Donations

Donation by Anonymous
on 29-02-2016
£10.00
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Donation by Anonymous
on 29-02-2016
£25.00
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 28-02-2016
£25.00
£0.00 gift aid
thankyou so much for being there.
Donation by Anna from devon
on 28-02-2016
£100.00
£0.00 gift aid
I am very grateful for the work you are all doing. This is such an important effort. Well done.
Donation by Vix
on 28-02-2016
£25.00
£0.00 gift aid
Good wishes over the next, challenging period (and PS - could you attach yourself to a charity and therefore qualify for gift aid - it would help a lot)
Donation by Sara Nathan
on 28-02-2016
£50.00
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I think you are doing an amazing job and will try to donate as often as I can and spread the word about what you're doing. Thank you so much.
Donation by Francesca
on 28-02-2016
£10.00
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Donation by Paula
on 28-02-2016
£10.00
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Thank you for all the work you are doing. You are wonderful amazing peoples. X X X
Donation by Anonymous
on 27-02-2016
£25.00
£0.00 gift aid
Best wishes x
Donation by Anonymous
on 25-02-2016
£5.00
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £49,965.58
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £49,965.58
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £57,785.38

Donations closed

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