On the 10th of June Samphire staff members, Stacey and Indre, will be taking part in the 5km KM charity run in Betteshanger Country Park!
Join them by participating in the run and choosing Samphire as your charity or donating to raise funds for our Ex-Detainee Emergency Support Fund!
You can sponsor us clicking on this link: Sponsor Samphire
We look forward to seeing you there!Celebrating National Smile Month at the Community Hub
On Thursday the 17th May the Community Hub enjoyed a workshop presentation on good oral health delivered by Andrea Hofmann from a local Dover Children's Center
National Smile Month is the largest and longest-running campaign to promote good oral health. Taking place between 14th May and 14th June.
Families enjoyed learning about how to brush teeth, were given demonstrations and the opportunity to practice brushing themselves. After the workshop parents and their children completed a quiz around good dental practice and received a free toothbrush!
Samphire, a local Dover based charity, organised an open brunch event to engage with the local community and to raise awareness about the projects it is developing for the residents of Dover and ex-detainees nationwide.
On Tuesday the 1st of May over 20 attendees including volunteers, Dover and Deal town councillors and representatives from local organisations, including KRAN, SmART Project, Diocese of Canterbury and Kent Refugee Help attended Samphire’s office on in Dover to hear about the developments of the charity’s projects and to network for potential cooperation opportunities.
Samphire’s Patron, Rt. Rev. Trevor Wilmott, Bishop of Dover also attended and thanked the charity for its work. Referring to Schools of Sanctuary Kent project he said: “It is crucial that people in schools nowadays grow up with different characteristics than older generation when it comes to being welcoming and non-prejudicial. The Bishop of Dover also touched upon recent political events and pointed out that he recently has sent a letter to the newly appointed Home Secretary advising that he hopes the secretary will show some “tangible signs to improve the current immigration situation”.
Samphires Ex- Detainee Conference June 21st 2018.
Samphires pleased to announce and invite you to this years Ex- Detainee Conference 2018.
Saturday 30th of June 2018 12pm-4pm
Pencester Gardens, CT161NS
Watch this space for more Info and updates on events for the day!
If you would like to be involved in the event or would like to volunteer at this event please contact firstname.lastname@example.orgDover Welcomes All
Samphire have organised ‘Dover Welcomes All’ a new group for people to arrange how we can make dover more welcoming. The first meeting will be held on Friday 23rd of February 1.30pm-2.30pm at Salem Baptist Church Hall in Dover. Can you offer some free time to volunteer English lessons, set up a coffee mornings or help at Dover Together Multi-Cultural and more, if so this is the meeting for you. Refreshments will be provided.
The Christmas party at the Community Hub was a success with over 60 attendees. Families enjoyed making slime, playing with playdough and christmas crafts. Santa paid a visit and children received a gift. There was bring and share food and christmas music the hall was all decorated thanks to the Clarendon and Westbury committee. Feedback was excellent with a mum saying ‘it was really good and I wouldn’t change anything’ and another saying ‘I enjoyed the gift giving the most’ one child said ‘slim making was the best!’
The Community Hub will finish on 14.12.17 and return on 4.1.18 every Thursday 5.30pm-7.30pm at the Clarendon and Westbury Community Hall, Belgrave road, Dover, CT179RA.
Toy donations for Community Hub- Dover
Here at Samphire we are on the lookout for unwanted toys or crafts for ages between 0-12 for our Community Hub group running on a Thursday 5.30pm-7.30pm at Belgrave Hall, Dover.
The Community Hub is a community integration space and is attended by families and young people or different cultures and ethnic origins to promote social cohesion.
If you are having a pre-Christmas clear out and would like to donate please bring items down to our offices at 54-56 Castle Street, Dover, CT161PJ.
As you can appreciate we need to make sure all the toys, games and crafts are in good clean condition and are able to be used by the public.
If you have any questions please call Stacey on 01304 242755 or 07540723238 or e-mail email@example.com.Schools of Sanctuary Kent
We are now contacting schools in Kent to offer ‘School of Sanctuary’ status.
In order to achieve this status schools have to:
This is all FREE!
If you would like further details or to book please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01304 242755.Community Hub Christmas Party 2017
The date has now been set for the Community hub Svaty Mikulas celebration!
Please come along on Thursday 7th of December 5.30pm-7.30pm
at Belgrave Hall Belgrave Road, Dover, Kent, CT17 9RA.
There will be games, music, crafts and more.
Please bring seasonal food to share.
There will be a small gift for children presented by Svaty Mikulas.
Entry is FREE
For further enquires contact Stacey on 07540723238 or 01304 242755