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Reaching out to refugees

Created on 16/08/2017 @ 17:43
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We are all playing our small part in easing the refugee misery that has seen millions flee Syria.

Montgomeryshire has taken in 12 families, including six in Newtown, out of a total of 150 that have settled in Mid and West Wales.

This week they came together at an event held at the Royal Welsh Showground on Monday that was an opportunity for the families to meet each other and to share their experiences.

Agencies worked together to make sure the day was filled with fun, family activities from football to Zumba and creative crafts.

Powys County Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, Cllr Jonathan Wilkinson, said: “It was great to see so many people working together and giving their time to support such a positive event. These families have been through so much and are just starting a new life here in Wales. It was fantastic to see them enjoying the day and meeting old and new friends.

“I’m proud that we have been able to support these families to settle into Wales and that they are enriching our communities.”

The event was attended by our local MP Glyn Davies who said: “I feel proud of our County Council’s commitment to the resettlement of Syrian refugees who have been accepted into the UK, following the devastating conflict in the Middle East.”

PICTURE: Phil Davies, Penybont Football Club, Members of Swansea City FC Community Trust, Simon Inkson Head of Housing for Powys County Council along with Syrian families recently settled in Wales.


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