Community Resettlement News
Bishop Eton parishioners have undertaken a commitment to apply to the Home Office through its Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme to bring a refugee family from the Middle East to live in the Parish community.
Parishioners will support the family for at least two years until it’s members have learnt English, settled into schools, received healthcare,found employment and become integrated into, and independent within, the community.
Resettlement Scheme logo
Over 100 year 5 and 6 children entered the `design a resettlement logo competition` just before Easter. Congratulations to Isabel and Gabriella both of year 5 for the winning entry!
Letter of Support:
Thanks to Councillor Richard Kemp for sending us a most encouraging letter of support
Naomi McLeod Jones (right) and her sister completing the Yeovil Half Marathon on 25 March in under 2 hours, raising over £1200 for the resettlement fund.
Many thanks from Bishop Eton
Resettlement Programme: We had an excellent meeting of the Steering Committee last Wednesday evening and those of you who have volunteered your help are now being contacted to support the different parts of the project which relate to your area of interest or expertise.
If you would like to be a part of the fundraising team - there will be a meeting on Thursday 8th February in the Hughes Room from 8pm to 9.30pm
You can keep up to date with developments on our dedicated page - click here
There was a wonderful turnout at the meeting on Tuesday 23rd January.
At the meeting Ann Connor, Tricia Brophy and Marie Reynolds (Nugent) addressed those present. They provided details of the scheme and a more detailed break down of what help was needed and how they planned to progress the scheme in the parish.
Many people offered to help - thank you to all those who volunteered for the steering group, to perform ad-hoc tasks or to join one of the teams which will be setting up.
Refugee Resettlement Programme: There was a wonderful response to the meeting last Tuesday evening. Thank you to all who are coming forward and offering their skills and expertise to ensure that this venture comes to fruition. At the same time, remember that we can all be involved in some way, including by our enthusiasm and prayerful support. Watch this space.
There is a dedicated section on the website to keep you up to date with the progress of this scheme. Please click here to access the main page
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