Host will be at the Green Festival!
On Sunday September 17th 2017, Host will have a stall at the Green Festival in Nottingham's Arboretum.
Come and see us! It will be a lovely day with live music, performers, community stalls, and children's activities. It's a free event and champions ethical and environmentally friendly produce, practice and lifestyle.
NCS teams get involved with HOST Nottingham!
Summer 2017, groups of young people undergoing their National Citizenship Service have helped to raise money for us. Team Gener8 raised £530 through a fundraising event, which included activities and stalls aimed at fellow young people. Another team held a tea and coffee morning, raising £170 through more hard work.
Thank you to everyone that got involved!
Jenny and Andy Moran raised £300 for Host Nottingham!
On 21st June 2015, Jenny and Andy Moran raised money for Host Nottingham by cycling an amazing 75 miles in the Great Notts Ride and then Manchester's Rule the Roads.
As if this weren't impressive enough, Andy completed the two courses on a unicycle!
Long-standing supporters of Host Nottingham, the Morans said:
"It might be hard to ride 75 miles on one wheel but it's not as difficult as the daily lives of people who have sought asylum in the UK and may have literally nothing.
We hope to raise awareness and money for this important work which will make a huge
difference, and enable Host to provide the basics of life to more people.."
Well done Jenny and Andy and many thanks for your support.
Starting off with Refugee Week and ending with our first Annual General Meeting here at HOST we are looking back on a busy summer.
For one day only during Refugee Week we opened a 'Human Library' at the Central Library in partnership with Nottingham City Library Services. The event proved popular with a constant flow of participant speaking to 'Living Books' or enjoying a slice of cake while they waited. The ethos behind the Human Library formate is to encourage people enter into a conversation with an individual from communities they may never talk to. Offering participants a unique opportunity to learn from and about the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers in the UK, here's what some participant had to say about the event:
"Wonderful event, life enriching"
"A highly worthwhile event, thanks”
Further to Refugee Week this Summer we launched our mentoring and befriending project with the first training session taking place in September. Furthermore, we started up a partnership with a community arts group Wonderland, taking part in the launch event of their project, we hope to develop this relationship in the coming months.
Finally at a packed out AGM we welcomed two new trustees, Jason and Maggie to the HOSt management committee and said goodbye to Bea and Nancy as they move onto pastures new. We would like to extend our gratitude and thanks to our departing trustees for all their support and help they have provided. The evening was a celebration of the organisation's achievements over the past year and looking on to another successful year.
REFUGEE WEEK Nottingham
Refugee week is fast approaching and in Nottingham it is a little longer due to all the fab events we couldn't quiet fit into a week!
Check out the Refugee Week website or pick up the Beyond Boarders newspaper at the Sycamore Centre or your local Church for a full events listing. Here are just a few of the great events happening in Nottingham this Refugee Week: