Tackling Wellbeing

2021 has already been an exciting year for the team at Refugee Roots, one of our highlights so far was when a Football star contacted us! After lots of behind the scenes conversations we can now announce that we will be working with Nottingham Forest Football player Cyrus Christie on our current wellbeing fundraising campaign. 

Many asylum seekers and refugees have been hit hard by the pandemic. The lockdown has caused an intense isolation for those who have not been able to access support, support groups and networks. Facing digital exclusion and tech poverty the opportunities for many have been limited. Refugee Roots has been consistent and accessible for those who need it most. 

Our wellbeing campaign will be raising much needed funds which will help strengthen the impact of our work and allow it to continue. This includes: wellbeing support groups (online/in person) and activities such as the Virtual Kitchen, Art Sessions and much more. 

In fact in about 30 minutes time more than 15 participants are expected to join a Wellbeing Workshop we are running with CHATS

Lockdown has had many negative impacts on communities, including those that have arrived as refugees. That is why I am adding my support to the great work of Refugee Roots, who are running this fundraising activity to generate important funds

Cyrus Christie

Christie will be joining with us to help push the campaign. As we raise money and start hitting our targets prizes will be released that YOU have the chance to win. These have generously been donated by the star and we’re very excited to tell you what they are! But ssshhh, the first special prize won’t be announced until we reach our first fundraising goal of £300. 

Your donations will help cover the costs of group activities, staff costs and sessional costs. Everyone is a winner when you know that you are making the difference.