Penrith And Eden Refugee Network

Penrith and Eden Refugee Network

Refugee Week Launch

We held our local launch of Refugee Week on Saturday 17 June in Penrith town centre to show the community’s welcome for refugees and asylum seekers. Many thanks to all the PERN members and supporters who came along, and special thanks to the refugees and asylum seekers who attended and spoke at the event.    … Continue reading Refugee Week Launch

PERN makes commitment to Anti-Racism

Our March learning event highlighted the importance we place on anti-racism in our work. We were very pleased that tickets sold out for the evening event in Penrith, which was facilitated by Anti Racist Cumbria, with delicious Syrian food. PERN is committed to an anti-racist learning journey and we will be thinking about how this… Continue reading PERN makes commitment to Anti-Racism

PERN is now a Charity 

We are very pleased that the Charity Commission have accepted our application and as of 9 March 2023 PERN is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. This status gives us  added credibility through confirmation that our aims are charitable; greater access to grant funding and support in ensuring that our governance arrangements are sound.     The demands on… Continue reading PERN is now a Charity 

Anti-Racist Learning and Syrian Dinner – 7pm Friday 10 March, Penrith

PERN members are warmly invited to a stimulating evening of facilitated discussion on the racism that prevails in British society and institutions and people’s experiences of it, accompanied by a delicious vegetarian Syrian meal. We will explore how we can work to recognise the racism inherent in our own lives and backgrounds and learn how… Continue reading Anti-Racist Learning and Syrian Dinner – 7pm Friday 10 March, Penrith

How Not to Drown – a Powerful Theatre Production

One of the UK’s most prominent physical theatre companies, ThickSkin is bringing its timely production How Not To Drown to the Theatre By The Lake in Keswick from 28 February-2 March 2023. Written by Nicola McCartney and Dritan Kastrati, this is a highly visual production telling the painful yet uplifting true story of an eleven-year-old unaccompanied asylum-seeker. In… Continue reading How Not to Drown – a Powerful Theatre Production

Business Administrator for PERN

Can you use your skills to advance justice and kindness? Penrith and Eden Refugee Network (PERN) are seeking an experienced Business Administrator for a few hours a week. £20 per hour freelance. Includes Finance monitoring of budgets and grants Activity and impact reporting Volunteer management Responding to enquiries Expressions of Interest to penrithandedenrefugeenetwork@gmail.com including a… Continue reading Business Administrator for PERN

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