January 16, 2017
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Thank you!

A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to our winter bus pass appeal – we raised a phenomenal £2,502.00 plus £495.25 in GiftAid bringing the total to…

£2,997.25!

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Your generous contributions will allow us to cover the cost of 500 bus passes across Glasgow and Edinburgh this winter.

Our bus pass scheme is a lifeline for destitute refugees and asylum seekers who cannot afford to buy their own tickets. Something as simple as access to public transport can be the reason that an individual is able to attend important meetings, go to the food bank, or even meet friends. Being mobile is crucial to the asylum application process and to integration into life in Scotland.

Every pound raised goes directly towards the cost of daily bus ticket vouchers for Glasgow and Clyde and Edinburgh and the Lothians, which cost us £6 each. Refugees and asylum seekers are eligible to receive the tickets if they have no resource to other funds; due to limited funds we give them a maximum of one bus ticket per week.

These aren’t just tickets for buses – they are tickets to safety for refugees and asylum seekers who have to travel early in the morning or late at night; they are tickets to comfort for those who face long journeys through Scotland’s notorious winter weather; and they are tickets to integration into the Scottish community, all things that we wish for all asylum seekers and refugees this winter.

If you missed the LocalGiving appeal but still want to contribute to the bus pass fund you can find out about other ways to donate through our website – just make a note that your donation is for the bus pass scheme.

 

January 13, 2017
by rst2012
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Need to submit a fresh asylum claim?

We’ve produced two sets of walking directions for people needing to travel to the Home Office in Liverpool:

Home Office from Liverpool Lime Street Station

Home Office from Liverpool ONE Bus Station

We’d like to know if people find these directions helpful, so please feel free to download them and email any comments or suggestions for improvement to DASS_Administrator@rst.org.uk.

January 12, 2017
by rst2012
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Migrant Voice Conference Glasgow, 21st January

We’re looking forward to the Migrant Voice Glasgow conference on the 21st January, titled ‘Migrants and Migration Post Brexit; finding our voice to influence the new landscape.’

Photo from www.migrantvoice.org

Photo from www.migrantvoice.org

This event brings together migrant communities in Scotland with experts on migration, equality, activists, artists, academics, the media and others. The Minister for International Development and Europe- Dr Alasdair Allan will be our key speaker.

This will be an action oriented event, with workshops with journalists which focus on how to get migration stories told; opportunities to experience mock up interviews in radio and TV studios; opportunities to understand the process of filming, reporting and challenging hate crime and xenophobia; opportunities to explore the challenges for migrants’ rights and influencing this new landscape.​

This is the first Migrant Voice Conference in Scotland – this event will go to the heart of these issues and explore ways forward and most importantly seek to build alliances and share understanding.

Recent migrants, those from within long established communities with a migratory history in Scotland and those simply seek to engage and support are all welcome to this free event.

After the conference, there will be an early evening schedule where we will launch ‘A Story in a Poem’ project, there will be dance performances by Maryhill Integration Network and a multi cultural ceilidh and delicious food. The poetry launch and evening schedule will take place in the Students Association building.

Date and Time

Sat 21 January 2017

09:30 – 20:30

Location

Hamish Wood Building

Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow

G4 OBA

If you’re interested in going along to this event please register here.

December 23, 2016
by rst2012
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Buy a bus pass for a refugee! It’s a great stocking filler.

We’ve launched a special Christmas appeal
for our bus passDSC_1390 copy programme for refugees! We’re asking our supporters to buy a £6 bus pass for destitute refugees and asylum seekers who cannot afford to buy their own tickets. Something as simple as access to public transport can be the reason that an individual is able to attend important meetings, go to the food bank, or even meet friends. Being mobile is crucial to the asylum application process and to integration into life in Scotland.

Every pound that is raised will go directly towards the cost of daily bus ticket vouchers for Glasgow and Clyde and Edinburgh and the Lothians, which cost us £6 each. We’ll also send you a nifty gift voucher that makes a perfect stocking filler. (If you give anonymously and want a gift voucher, please contact coordinator@rst.org.uk).

Thank you and a very Merry Christmas to you all!

December 11, 2016
by rst2012
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Tis the season, Falalalala!

Come along and get into the Christmas spirit with a wonderful evening of carols at Lauriston Church in Edinburgh on Thursday 15th! All proceeds go to RST.

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November 18, 2016
by rst2012
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Invitation to Tender

RST is currently inviting to tender for the DASS Year 2 Evaluation.  Check here for further details of the tender and submission process.   Closing date for submissions is Monday 28th November.

October 22, 2016
by rst2012
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Cosmic Ceilidh to support the Refugee Survival Trust!

Come along to the Ceilidh Collective‘s Cosmic Ceilidh on Saturday 19 November 2016 in the Wash House in Portobello!

Proceeds from the ceilidh will be split between the Edinburgh Sick Kids and the Refugee Survival Trust.

Buy your tickets now!

Cosmic Ceilidh in support of the Refugee Survival Trust, 19 November 2016

Cosmic Ceilidh in support of the Refugee Survival Trust, 19 November 2016

October 20, 2016
by rst2012
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Double your donations!

We’re participating in the #growyourtenner campaign, which means that until funding runs out, all donations given via our Local Giving page will be match funded!

Even better, all direct debits will be match funded for 3 months!

Please donate what you can and spread the word, so that we can lever in as much match funding as we can to help destitute asylum seekers and refugees in Scotland!

https://localgiving.org/refugeesurvivaltrust

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