Other Organisations that support People Seeking Asylum and Refugees

Laura Cooper – Ayslum and Refugee Coordinator

This is what I do!

Green PLACES project

We were invited to attend a number of activities as part of the Green PLACES project with CDEC and North Pennines AONB, supported by RSPB Geltsdale, Hallbankgate Community Hub, and the Ernest Cook Trust. 

We visited Long Meg and her daughters, the stone circle and joined an archeological dig in the circle, and then had a wonderful walk to a local campsite to enjoy some time outside. 

Sheffield Street Big Green Week

We were able to support Big Green Week, by helping local residents of Sheffield Street by transforming their street planter. We were able to make a huge difference to the work, and will continue to be involved with the design and replanting of it as a community area. 

Sheffield St planter beforeSheffield St planter after

Freshers week at the University of Cumbria

I was proud to represent Multicultural Cumbria at the Crab Apple Fair at Freshers week. It was wonderful to talk to so many young people as they join the university and explain more about Multicultural Cumbria and our aims and ethos. A number of the freshers signed up to be regular volunteers with the charity, covering a wide range of skills and interests. 

Tullie House exhibition opening

We were invited to attend the opening of the new exhibition at Tullie House of “Hair - untold stories”. Ebrahim and Hussain attended with me, and we enjoyed hearing about the exhibition, from the Professor who began the exhibit, and then being able to look around. It was a wonderful experience for the hotel residents to enjoy an evening away from the hotel.

Thanks to Tullie House for the invites