RAIS cèilidh success: thank you to all our supporters!

The cèilidh held at the Gregson last Saturday was a huge success! It was a sell-out, and raised an amazing  £654.30 to support our work.

A big thank you to:

The musicians who gave their services free: Caton Ceilidh Band, Fiddler on the Hoof and Celia Briar; callers Jackie and Fiona, and all who helped on the night;

Everyone who donated raffle prizes: The Sliver Tree, Lancaster Arts, Cherry Trees Practice, The Cutting Room and Lush, as well as many individuals;

… and all who came along to join in and support our event.

RAIS drop-in is moving!

From Monday 4th December our drop-in will be at the Cornerstone, Sulyard Street, Lancaster LA1 1PX (at the corner of Dalton Square).  Same times: 15:30 until 17:30, every Monday.

Come and see us for information and support, or just to use our computers.

Morecambe Bay Credit Union

Morecambe Bay Credit Union holds a session at the Ridge Community Centre, 4 Ridge Square, Lancaster LA1 3HR every Tuesday afternoon from 13.00 until 15.00.

Credit unions are a great way for refugees to save, for example for a deposit for a rented house or flat, or to buy furniture etc. Savers can access loans at fair interest rates. No need for an appointment – just drop in.

New drop-in launched

This Monday RAIS launched its new drop-in service for refugees and asylum seekers at the Gregson. All our volunteers were kept busy with enquiries about issues including general orientation in Lancaster, access to legal advice and job-seeking. All refugees and asylum seekers are welcome to come with enquiries, or just to use our computers.