May 20, 2016
by rst2012
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Why does RST give so many grants to new refugees?

Because unfortunately, it is needed. Many people who have been granted refugee status face destitution immediately due to a fault in the system. This is when refugees understandably believe that the chances of being made destitute by the asylum system … Continue reading

May 20, 2016
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RST supported over 200 children in 2015-16. This should not be happening.

We recently posted information and figures about the destitution grants we provided in 2015-16 (read more here). RST’s information and comments were subsequently included in The National article: ‘Groups line up to damn way asylum system lets kids down‘ on 12th … Continue reading

November 26, 2015
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It’s cold outside! To donate to RST’s Winter Bus Pass Scheme text FARE20 £5 to 70070

RST will be running our winter bus pass scheme again through the colder months. £5 will contribute to a day bus ticket for a destitute asylum seeker, meaning they can attend important appointments, for example with their doctor or solicitor. … Continue reading

RST t-shirt design competition – winner announced

July 9, 2015 by rst2012 | Comments Off on RST t-shirt design competition – winner announced

RST is delighted to announce the winning design in our T-shirt competition, which is supported by Scottish Fair Trade Forum!

 winning design_3

We are so pleased to have been able to spread the word about RST and Fair Trade.

The entries around the theme of ‘Supporting Refugee Survival‘ were assessed by an appreciative award panel headed by a top Edinburgh designer

The winner will receive Fair Trade treats (including a t-shirt printed with her design). All the design entries can be seen on the competition website.

RST would like to thank everyone who submitted an entry to the competition and helped us to spread the word about RST.

June 15, 2015
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RST T-shirt design competition deadline extended #RefugeeFestScot

The deadline for RST’s t-shirt design competition has been extended to Thursday 25th June. Now’s the time to get those designs in! entries are free – and there are prizes to be won! Further information available at: http://fundraisingvolunte.wix.com/rst-tshirt-comp