Refugee Week 2019

Hello! We have a number of activities running as part of Refugee Week and we thought we might make some noise about them so you can join in the experiences. There’s something for all ages and abilities to engage with.

SAFRA Packing:

Calling all MOOL volunteers, next Friday (21st June) the clothes boxes will be transported to Scottish Action For Refugees – SAFR, we still have a lot of sorting and packing to do before the donations go. If you are free on Monday 17th or Friday 21st June and can come and help it would be much appreciated!

World Peace Festival:

Could you help run a MOOL Stall at the Allanton Peace Festival Sunday 23rd?

If you haven’t been before, it’s a lovely gentle occasion with a great chance to talk to all sorts of people about who we are, what we do and to run activities with the children.

I’m hoping to get three or four people involved so that nobody will be left to run the stall on their own.

Immigration Law Talk and Workshop:

This free event is a chance for individuals and organisations to hear from (and chat to) an experienced immigration lawyer and lecturer, who kindly offered her time to MOOL as part of the wide range of Refugee Week events happening in the next few weeks.

She has a wealth of experience working with government bodies, charities and in private practice.

This event is free but donations are welcome.

Refreshments will be provided. Please contact moxie@mool.scot to book your place or check out www.mool.scot for more info!

*It has been brought to our attention that the Apple Map link directs you to the old YMCA on Castle Street rather than Lochside Road. Please either use the postcode or Google Maps for more accurate results.

Notes of Love:

It’s back to basics for this years Refugee Week and we are asking for to to show your support from the comfort of your own home!

Massive Outpouring of Love started as a one day project to humanise the crisis by inviting the people of the region to create uplifting notes that might help someone on the Refugee Road through a very dark time. We’ve continued his tradition as we’ve grown and, for this Refugee Week, we’d very much like for you to write as many as you can.

Maybe it’s a nice excuse for a get together with friends, sit over a cuppa and cake and chat while you create? You might even want to have a competition with your pals to see who can do the most! Do you have a school or group that would like to get involved?

Notes are welcome in English as well as Arabic or Farsi, they can even be drawn. The only rules are they must promote hope, positivity and solidarity, and encourage happiness, kindness and love. We want people to know they are not forgotten, that we see them, and they have the strength it takes to see this tough time through.

Finished notes can be posted to MOOL @ Dumfries YMCA Centre, Lochside Road. DG2 0NF (you can even claim the postage back!), or dropped off at the depot.

You can also donate financially if you’re in a position to, as that is the best way we can help doing what we do!

Thank you!

About the author: Moxie DePaulitte