Welcome to FODI
Friends of the Drop In for Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Sunderland
ST MARY’S DROP IN REOPENS
The drop in at St Mary’s reopens from Wednesday Sep 22nd, 2021 12-3pm at St Mary’s parish centre, Bridge Street, SR1 1TQ
Service providers such as Red Cross, NERS – North East Refugee Service, Housing and MEARS workers will gradually join again throughout October.
For more information contact FODI MANAGER Sandra Watt tel. 07525853913 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
WOMEN’S GROUP AT TRINITY CHURCH
The women’s group at Trinity Church, Stockton Road, SR2 7AQ will reopen from Friday September 24th 10-12.30pm
Dance class with Tracey West followed by art activity. Creche available from October 1st, travel expenses provided for those living far out of the city centre.
SUNDERLAND MINSTER DROP-IN AND COLLECTION DAYS
These successful collection days for food, clothes, toys and equipment set up as an emergency response during Covid will now continue every two weeks on Mondays. Upcoming dates are September 20th, October 4th and every two weeks after from 11.30-1.30pm. Sunderland Minster, High Street West, SR1 3ET
COVID CHAMPIONS PROJECT
The Covid Champions coordinator and volunteers continue to provide key messages and support and advice for those seeking help to get the vaccine, Covid tests or up to date government guidelines on COVID.
For information contact Zara Juma 07784928184
FODI COVID RESPONSE WORK:
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.
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.