Jubilee News
Welcome Banquet 2018

Join Upbeat Communities as we raise essential funds to welcome refugees!

Since last year's Welcome Banquet, we've:

  • delivered Welcome Boxes to over 100 asylum seekers
  • provided 225 nights of accommodation for destitute asylum seekers who would otherwise be homeless
  • taught over 200 free English classes
  • resettled 64 Syrian refugees in Derbyshire
  • run hundreds of training events, days out, baby showers, Bible studies and community meals for our international friends

The impact is huge:

  • "Upbeat is important for people from different countries because it’s a good place to learn English and meet different people. Thank you for your help!"
  • "I lost my family back home but Upbeat makes me feel at home and makes me feel like I am part of a family again."
  • "Upbeat is very important to me because I have made new friends here. I didn’t know anyone or how to find new friends or anything about the rules in the UK. I have learnt a lot of things here to help me."
  • "Upbeat helped me when I was pregnant – this was good for me because I didn’t know anything about being a parent. Upbeat helped me to find clothes and other things that I would need for my baby."

"I was nothing without Upbeat – if I didn’t come to Upbeat I would stay at home alone all day."

Staff member Andrew with Yakoub, one of our participants

This year's banquet will feature gourmet Indian food, a charity auctionluxury ice cream, a photo booth and a performance from TV comedian & magician John Archer!

Complimentary welcome drink served from 7pm. Cash bar available.

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