Refugee Week 2022

Wow! What a few weeks that was!

Refugee Week 2022 went so fast, but it was a brilliant, busy and beautiful time, with loads of events and challenges happening across Berkshire over the course of four weeks (more of a Refugee Month, really). 

Thank you so much to every one of you that joined us at any of our Refugee Week events!

We were humbled to have so much public support for the art exhibitions, workshops, award show, football tournament, community picnic and film screenings of Flee and Hostile.

Thank you to all our volunteers, supporters and staff that worked immensely hard to make all of the diverse and exciting events happen over the course of nearly three weeks.

Another massive thank you to every one of you that took part in our Seven Day Challenge, completing small actions to learn about and support refugees here in Berkshire.

Explore photos from just some of our Refugee Week events at the bottom of this page.

If you’ve taken any, please share them on social media and tag us @ReadingRefugees so we can share them! Here are our accounts: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

It was an amazing few weeks celebrating refugee creativity, diversity, and strength across Berkshire and we couldn’t be more proud

So what’s next?

If you missed our Refugee Week Events and the Seven Day Challenge, there’s still stuff you can do!

Seven Day Challenge

It’s not too late to take on our Seven Day Challenge to help refugees in Berkshire. Click here find our more

St Nicolas Art Exhibition

The Art Exhibition at St Nicolas, Earley is on until 31st July, so there’s still time to visit! Click here for more details

Hostile + Q&A Panel – Newbury

We’ll be announcing the rescheduled date for our screening of Hostile + Q&A Panel in Newbury very soon, so keep an eye on our social media.

Reading Legal Walk

Our next big event is the Reading Legal Walk on Monday 19th September.

The Reading Legal Walk is a 10KM sponsored walk along the beautiful Thames path to raise money for our frontline Advice Service for refugees in crisis.

We want you to sign up your colleagues to walk with us and help refugees in crisis. Click here to find out more

Petition – Repeal the Rwanda Act

8th May 2024

Calling the Berkshire community ...

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Statement from Refuge Support Group: Forbury Gardens Public Inquest April 2024.

1st May 2024

A statement from Refugee Support Group about the ongoing Forbury Gardens Public Enquiry....

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Open letter in response to the conflict in Palestine and Israel

30th April 2024

A statement from Refugee Support Group about the ongoing Forbury Gardens Public Enquiry....

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Firash’s Story

15th February 2024

The people behind the numbers: Firash's Story...

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A Sanctuary Fundraising Event

11th February 2024

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