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.
The last RAIS drop in before Christmas is on 18th December. There will be no drop in on 25th December or 1st January. The first drop in in 2018 will be on Monday 8th January.
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 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.
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.