A group has been set up in Bridgnorth to ensure that the warmest of welcomes can be extended to two families who are fleeing the terrible conflict in Syria to start a new life here in Bridgnorth. Although the very best way to make them feel at home is to treat them as one would any newcomers; with low-key and unassuming kindness and friendly smiles, help and acknowledgement – they will be needing a few items to help them get started, and as such a collection is being organised. So if you have any such items lurking and not used in your homes which you could let go to a very appreciative new home – do please drop these off at St James’ Garage in Low Town by Wednesday 7 December.
Items urgently required are:
Meat mincer / food blender / mixer / fryer
Dishes & Tupperware
Rugs, lamps, pictures
Children’s clothes and toys
Bedding (inc duvets & pillows) and towels
Kitchen items (plates, pans etc)
The children’s ages are as follows; boys aged 4,6 & 7; girls aged 3,6,&7
Two representatives from Bridgnorth will be visiting our new neighbours on Thursday 8th December when they will be dropping these items.
Furthermore, the group in Shrewsbury put together ‘Welcome to Shropshire’ food hampers and shoe boxes of gifts for the children to welcome the families who have moved there – and folk in Bridgnorth thought it would be nice to do the same!
So, items to be dropped off before 17th December could include some lovely local food items which you think a Syrian family would enjoy and any toys or gifts – for children and adults to say a special Bridgnorth welcome to them.
Our town has been amazing at welcoming GB High Street judges and assorted media people – now let’s show just how very compassionate, welcoming and kind we really are to people who really need our friendship. THANKYOU!
PLEASE Note; this picture is not of one of the girls moving to Bridgnorth, this is Bana al-Abed, a 7 year old who is still stuck in Aleppo.