We are happy to announce the partnership with Fulham Cricket Club which will be formally launched at Fulham Cricket Club’s home ground on Sunday April 23rd. Newly arriving refugees will be supported to integrate into the community through a new partnership between HF Refugees Welcome and Fulham Cricket Club.
Hammersmith & Fulham Refugees Welcome and Fulham Cricket Club announce partnership to support Syrian & Other Refugees
Building Community Through Cricket
Partnership Launch Event: Sunday April 23th
Location: Fulham Cricket Club – South Park, Fulham, SW63AF
Time: 10am – 12pm
Contacts: Amina Tumi on firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 077 385 17 931
or Rohan Kapadia on email@example.com Tel: 077 865 44 565
Available for Interview; Rohan Kapadia Founder of Fulham Cricket Club, and Amina Tumi for H&F Refugees Welcome
Newly arriving refugees will be supported to integrate into the community through a new partnership between HF Refugees Welcome (HFRW) and Fulham Cricket Club (FCC). The partnership will be formally launched at Fulham Cricket Club’s home ground.
HFRW will be one of three charity partners benefitting from FCC’s fund-raising events. Fundraising events will include a Sunday morning cricket session followed by a family picnic, and a dinner or lunch with an auction. The club are also offering free playing membership to any refugee families. In return, HFRW will be supporting the FCC’s refugee cricket programme.
Rohan Kapadia, Director of Cricket and Founder at FCC, said “We are a brand new club using cricket as the catalyst to engage, inspire and motivate the whole community in Hammersmith and Fulham. We are pretty sure there will be some great cricketers coming through our pathways too!!‘’
Amina Tumi, Hammersmith and Fulham Welcome Group, said ‘It’s a great inclusive initiative that supports local organisations such as ours, and provides an opportunity to bring the whole community together.’’
About HF Refugees Welcome
HFRW is a group of local residents from Hammersmith & Fulham community who are actively helping to house and settle refugees into the borough. The group is one of about 100 citizen-led Refugees Welcome groups across the UK. The group’s aim is to support the government’s scheme to resettle some of the most vulnerable Syrians currently suffering in camps surrounding the country. HFRW have been working closely with Hammersmith & Fulham Council to find suitable accommodation. HFRW are actively seeking landlords with self-contained properties to rent out to Syrian refugees.
Donating to the HF Refugee Welcome Group is an opportunity to give a fresh new start to a Syrian family. The refugees that that the group is resettling into the community are currently stuck in overcrowded camps in the Middle East, where the UNHCR has estimated that 10% of them will not survive. Without action, this number will continue to rise. With the community’s support, we can bring vulnerable people and families over to the UK under the UK government’s vulnerable person resettlement scheme (VPRS), integrating the Syrian families into our community and supporting them to rebuild their lives in the UK.
About Fulham Cricket Club
Fulham Cricket Club launches the first cricket club in the borough since 1908. It’s a unique and inspirational cross subsidy social enterprise with profits being redistributed to its own identified local community programmes. It’s the first cricket club of its kind delivering sessions with all ages from 2 to the elderly.
The club raises funds through coaching and holiday courses. These funds are then used to deliver free and subsidised sessions to include: under 5’s, an over 60s walking cricket programme, free skills sessions for state schools and nurseries, a refugee squad, girls cricket, disability sport and a host of activities to include the wider community.