Read all the latest news from BEACON and our projects in this printable version of our Winter 2015/16 Briefing.
It has been a busy few months at BEACON as we prepare to celebrate our 10 year anniversary whilst managing a general increase in demand on all of our projects. Much is changing in the refugee sector and Bradford in particular is experiencing high levels of new arrivals. Get the latest news from BEACON with information on our up coming events and updates on our projects.
For this edition of our briefing, I’d like to introduce myself as Beacon’s new coordinator and to thank Kezia Rooke for the excellent work she did during her tenure. I also want to thank Beacon’s many volunteers who have gone above and beyond in this period of transition, not to mention Touchstone staff who have made me feel very welcome here. I’ve worked to improve the lives of refugees and asylum seekers in both the US and UK, and I’m repeatedly impressed by the people of Bradford who dedicate themselves […]
Our AGM took place in November, at the Delius Arts & Cultural Centre in Bradford. We were delighted that so many of you could join us and very encouraged by the sea of new faces! Throughout the meeting, we said goodbye and THANK YOU to Judy Midgley, for all the hard work and passion she has put in to BEACON over the years, both as an employee and a member of the Executive. A talk from Mark Taylor, of The Taylor Partnership in Bradford, discussing the barriers to justice facing […]
March has seen us say goodbye to our CHAT Development Worker, Fiona Bououden, we thank her for all the work and passion she has put into CHAT since she started with us in 2011 and wish her and her family well. Eleanor Wood will be taking over the role and we are sure she will be a great addition to the team. The time has come around again for us to start planning Refugee Week. Our annual Walk for Justice will be taking place on Wednesday 19th of June – […]