Could your school help raise money to support refugees and asylum seekers in Norfolk?
One way to mark Norfolk Welcomes is to hold a non-uniform day. On Friday 14th June in schools across the county, pupils will be invited to wear green and/or yellow to school, and make a suggested donation of £1.
The non-uniform day invites children to wear the colours of Norwich City FC in recognition that it was ‘The Strangers’ – refugees fleeing religious persecution in the 16th century – who first introduced canaries to Norfolk. Later in the early twentieth century, the club adopted the bird for the club crest and its nickname, ‘The Canaries’.
Money raised will go to New Routes Emergency Fund
New Routes supports refugees and asylum seekers in integrating into the local Norwich community and in rebuilding their lives. The charity’s emergency fund provides small amounts of financial support as a short-term measure during periods of financial hardship, aiming to provide an immediate solution to a solvable problem. Support can be offered with paying for the following: travel to important appointments, medicine, glasses, accessing education and long-term accommodation.