Bringing Magic To The Meena Centre
£1,313 raised
26% of £5k goal
38 contributors
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MEENA is a community interest company set up to carry on work started in Calais, where the founder supported asylum seekers & refugees. The centre will offer a safe space for all, and enable people to access support, healing, legal help & information.

PLAY 4 CALAIS & BEYOND are starting a new project to help raise funds for an amazing organisation called The Meena Centre, based in Birmingham.

As most of you know, PLAY 4 CALAIS & BEYOND started by taking pop-up cinema, vital aid, safe play and sports to refugees living in the Calais Jungle. One of the places where we offered most of our services was at the Women and Children's Centre, inside the camp.

Now that the camp has been demolished, the founder of the Women and Children's Centre, Liz Clegg, has taken it upon herself to start a community interest company to carry on the work that she started in Calais, back here in the UK. The Meena Centre will be a safe haven for asylum seekers and refugees, offering support of all kinds - including emotional, educational, legal and psychological - along with daily activities, such as arts and crafts and adult learning groups. There will be a keen focused on integration and assimilation into British society, for these newly arrived individuals.

We at PLAY 4 CALAIS & BEYOND have been long term believers in the ideas underpinning The Meena Centre and so we have set ourselves a target of £5,000 to help get the project up and running. The funds raised will go towards providing technical and decorative equipment for the centre: everything from toys to televisions, wall paint to children's play-pens, chairs to chai tea. We are hopeful and optimistic that our outstanding supporters will help contribute towards this project, so that it can do the amazing things which our society so desperately needs it to do.

Thank you for reading, thank you for supporting us and thank you for being a light in the dark.

The PLAY 4 CALAIS & BEYOND Team X

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