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West Oxfordshire welcomes four Syrian families


West Oxfordshire will be welcoming four Syrian families in the summer.

Here's how you can help.

Homes have been secured for them in Witney in the private sector. Although some are partly furnished, a great deal of furnishings and equipment have to be provided, and this is where individuals, organisations, churches etc. come in.

An 'Adopt a Room' scheme has been launched to share the burden (both financial and the workload) as efficiently as possible. It's the kind of thing a group of people could take on, maybe two or three friends, or perhaps a church or club or a political organisation. For instance, a church might take on equipping a kitchen, but a single member of the congregation might only contribute some crockery or a toaster.

Major items like beds and cookers are already provided.

If you are interested in knowing more, please email . We will send you the details and you can make up your mind what you might do. You will then be able to see which rooms in which houses have been 'taken' and what is still needed.

Jon Carpenter · Wed 25 May 2016, 14:45 · Link

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