Their Helping Hand for Afghanistan appeal is raising money to help refugee families from Afghanistan to settle in Buckinghamshire. Several families have already arrived, with more expected, and so far the appeal has raised £64,000. We are very happy to have played a part by making our own donation.
Grants are made to the families who are settling here to help them deal with immediate problems as well as to provide long-term support. For example, they receive welcome packs in their own languages, Pashto and Dari, so that they can start to integrate into their new communities. The funds also go towards household essentials, emergency food supplies, children’s clothing, and in one instance, bus fares to allow a pregnant woman to attend hospital appointments.
The local community has been very welcoming, and Helping Hand for Afghanistan has also translated and passed on many warm messages of welcome and support.
This is an extremely worthwhile cause that we are very happy to give our support to. If you would like to find out more about any of the appeals that Heart of Bucks support visit their website https://heartofbucks.org/