The Syrian community of Manchester had the good pleasure of meeting with Barbara, Lucy, and Adam Henning (family of the late Alan Henning) for breakfast at the RR office on 16 May. We are very thankful to the Henning family for accepting our invitation and hope that it was just the start of a continued and warm relationship between the family and our community.
The Lord Mayor of Manchester visited the RR office on 11 May to present a cheque from the 'We Love Manchester Charity'. RR obtained funding from this Charity to launch workshops for Syrian refugees that will help them to learn about British culture as well as some basic English, computer, and job-searching skills.
Some of our community members, including over twenty children, took part in the Great Manchester Run on 9 and 10 May. Our brave participants ran for Syria and raised over £17,000 for the Iqraa school which is fully funded by the Syrian community of Manchester and their friends.
It in never late to donate for this great cause: