People who are forced to leave homes destroyed by war often have to travel many miles in search of safety. While the vast majority of the world's refugees flee to neighbouring countries, life for most continues to be extremely difficult and often still unsafe. The Syrian refugee families we support in Tonbridge came here from countries such as Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Egypt. After so much trauma and upheaval, we are glad they have have finally found safety, and we are here to help support them as they start to rebuild their lives in our part of Kent.
The coronavirus crisis has had a big impact on our small charity, so we now desperately need to raise funds to ensure we can continue to welcome those who have fled the horrors of war, now and in the future.
Team TWR have an ambitious aim - to cover 2,200 miles (the distance between Damascus and London) between us this autumn and raise £2,200 to help fund our work supporting refugees and asylum seekers in the Tonbridge area.
Whether we choose to walk, run, cycle or swim, we hope that together we will cover the miles.
Please sponsor us and help us reach our fundraising target! All the money raised will help us to ensure that Tonbridge continues to be a welcoming town.