A FIRST hand account of the refugee crisis in the Middle East is on the agenda when the Alcester Refugee Fund meets next Thursday, October 15 for dinner at the Hollybush pub in the town centre.
The talk, with video footage, will be delivered by retired police officer Terry Jones who has travelled extensively and recently around the refugee camps and trouble spots of the region.
Terry, a director of Youth for Christ in Coventry was for a number of years right-hand man to Cannon Andrew White, the ‘Vicar of Baghdad’.
His talk will be followed by a question and answer session where people can find out more about the situation and what they can do to help.
The Alcester Refugee Fund has been formed by people of good faith, whether church-goers or not, who feel that they must somehow help deal with the refugee crisis in Syria.
“We have been making steady progress and recently have been boosted by the emergence of a new group, the Alcester Refugee Centre, who have brought new contacts and ideas,” said local man Frank Wood, “and we are working with them on a very interesting and varied programme of events over the next six months.”
The evening is open to anyone interested in helping – the two course dinner costs just £12 and must be booked in advance through Frank on 01789 400300 or e-mail email@example.com to obtain tickets and to choose your menu.
Payment can be on the night by cash or, better still in advance via internet banking to the Alcester Refugee Fund – Lloyds Bank sort code 30 98 26 and account number 61868060. All money raised will go to help Muslims as well as Christians.