Tales of despair, trauma, violence, bereavement and pain are the stories you here from many families seeking Refugee status to settle in the UK. However, one small community group has made sure that these families can now tell stories of care and gratitude.
Project Honeycomb has made life a little more comfortable and bearable by dropping off once a week essential nonfood items such as shampoo, soap, hand and body lotion to these families who are all located in East Dulwich.
Project Honeycomb benefits women and their families who are Refugees or Asylum Seekers and is part of the work of community organisation Flashy Wings, a 6-year-old registered charity based in Southwark. Their work centres around helping disadvantaged women from all walks of life deal with their social, economic, and personal issues.
During the COVID 19 pandemic Project Honeycomb has seen the demand for support from the families it helps Increase. The project’s coordinator Queene says “working with these families, I have realised that providing essential personal toiletries are very important as it helps lift the women’s spirits and makes them feel good about themselves, because they are now able to take care of their personal cleanliness and hygiene needs”. All the families have no recourse to public funds.
How you can help support refugee women in Southwark
Queene is appealing for help from the public: “We’d love it if you could make a donation of any amount to help us continue to support these families with their essential basic needs”
To help you can either donate any of the following essential items:
Toilet rolls; Baby wipes; Shampoo; Body wash; Deodorant; Hand wash; Toothpaste, Bar soap; washing powder; Female pads; Hand and body Lotion; Baby milk; Baby nappies; Baby wash and lotion; Phone rechargeable cards
If you would like please make a cash donation, please donate at:
FLASHY WINGS MINISTRY
SORT CODE - 400523
REFERENCE - REFUGEE