Friends of the Drop In for Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Sunderland

FOR CORONAVIRUS UPDATE AND LIST OF SERVICES PLEASE CLICK HERE

FODI AGM  2020

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 4th 4pm

Notice to all members of Friends of the Drop-In for Asylum Seekers and Refugees:

There will be the Annual General Meeting of our group at 4.00 p.m. on Wednesday, 4th August 2020, online. If you would like to join the meeting please email: fodi.sunderland@outlook.com for the zoom link.

This meeting will be to talk about what the group has been doing, and to elect members of the group to be on the committee.  We will present our committee report on the year, and update on finances so far.

To read chair’s report click on the link below 

AGM Chair report 2020 final

Activities during COVID can be seen in the two short films below:

WOMEN’S DANCE ON ZOOM AND IN MOWBRAY PARK AND THE DROP-IN AT SUNDERLAND MINSTER FOR FOOD, CLOTHES AND EQUIPMENT.

We would particularly like to say thanks for the emergency funding during COVID 19 from the Community Foundation Tyne and Wear, WCDT Wearside Community Development Trust, Police & Crime Commissioner and Sunderland Council. We would also like to thank our amazing team of volunteers without whom FODI would not exist and our partners Tracey West dance practitioner, Sunderland Minster and Roker Life with Social chef for all their support.

 

REFUGEE WEEK 2020

WE ALSO SHARED  ALL OUR ACTIVITIES DURING LOCKDOWN ON OUR REFUGEE WEEK 2020 PAGE.  TO VIEW CLICK HERE

FODI achieved charitable status in July 2013 and our registered charity number is 1176524.

FODI has no religious affiliations. All asylum seekers and refugees are welcome.

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Funders:

We are very grateful to the Lloyds Bank Foundation who are currently the main funders of the Drop-In and our core costs, and the NHS Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group who fund the various activities and outings we run for our members. We thank the Community Foundation Durham tampon tax fund and now Sunderland Council for funding our women’s group and to Sunderland Culture who have funded ‘Who do you want to meet’ projects. We also thank the Community Foundation Tyne and Wear- National Emergency Trust, the WCDT – Wearmouth Community Development Trust, The PCC – Police Crime Commisioner’s office and Cultural Spring for their emergency funding during the COVID 19 crisis.