REVIVE – Syrian Refugees Ribble Valley Day Out

Date/Time
Date(s) - 23/07/2016
All Day


A group of Parishioners has teamed up with Revive, a Roman Catholic project supporting refugees and asylum seekers, to provide a day out in the Ribble Valley for around 60 refugees and asylum seekers stuck in Manchester and living on subsistence incomes.

These people and families have fled their homes and countries under threat of imprisonment, torture, and even death, and found sanctuary in the UK. They know little of our country, and are often traumatised by their ordeal. A trip to the countryside provides a chance to learn more about their new country, to have a relaxing day out, and to gain solace from the peace and tranquillity of this rural idyll. It also gives an opportunity to be companioned for the day by ordinary friendly UK citizens.

The visit on July 23rd will include a walking day for single people, and a picnic and outdoor games for families with children followed by afternoon tea at St. Mary’s Parish Hall in Sabden.

They should arrive at Edisford Bridge by 10.30am to enjoy games and a picnic by the river while the more energetic will join a walk along our eight-mile circuit of the River Ribble.  All parishioners are invited—individuals, families and children, to join us if only for an hour at Edisford to meet and mix with our visitors and help them feel welcome.  Bring a picnic! The Mosque is to provide a Bar-B-Que.  Walkers should meet inside Brungerly park gates, also at 10.30am.

For further details contact Tom Clay on 07962136749 or email tomclay48@hotmail.com., or fill in the form at the back of the Church.

Posted in Clitheroe, Dunsop Bridge, Sabden.