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Small acts are things we can do to help stand with refugees and show solidarity within our community. Below are some examples of small acts you could do – why not start today!

Write a welcome message to refugees

Write a message to refugees to show that there are people that welcome them to the UK and are here to support them. You can post your message of support online here:

Read a book

You can read a book to help develop your knowledge and perspective of refugees and the journeys they take. You could pick a book to read alone, with friends or at a book club.

Some examples of books you could read are:

  • We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World - by Malala Yousafzai

  • The Lightless Sky by Gulwali Passarlay (author)

  • Butterfly by Yusra Mardini

Have a chat

Just saying hello to someone and starting a conversation can help to brighten their day. You could speak to someone new in your street, workplace, or in your wider community.

A great opportunity to have a chat is at our Breakfast Club which takes place every Friday 9:30-11:30 at PARCA! People from all around the word come together to practice their English, meet new people and share some great food 😊

Watch a film

Films help you to learn more about refugee experiences and their journeys without having to leave your sofa. You could watch alone or with family/friends and discuss topics that came up in the film after watching.

There are lots of different types of films out there that touch on refugee stories. I recommend watching ‘Ayman’ which is a short documentary featuring Ayman, and his journey to the UK. You can watch the film for free on YouTube here:


You can donate to PARCA either financially or with good condition items such as clothing, homeware, toiletries, or Christmas gifts for children. For more information about what we are currently accepting please contact us!

Thank you for reading,

Betty Porter

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