On 3 June, Syrians in Manchester Gorton, Manchester Withington, and Stretford and Urmston participated in a ‘Day of Action’ to get involved with their local election candidates. They visited their local candidates in their offices, asked them to sign up to the pledges in the Syria Manifesto, and volunteered with their candidates’ campaigns.
Dr. Ahmad Khaled, a British-Syrian doctor, gave an interview on BBC Radio 5 Live on his experience in responding to the horrific Manchester attack this week. Dr. Khaled noted that it was his duty as a human, as a British Syrian, and as a medical doctor to do what he could to alleviate pain and suffering.
We presented at an event hosted by 4x4 Manchester on 'The Welcoming City'. In our presentation, we highlighted that when migrant communities are welcomed into their new home cities, especially during their time of need, they will want to give back to their communities when they are presented the chance.
We attended a vigil in Manchester Albert Square on 24 May organised by Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham in remembrance of the victims of this week's horrific attack in our beloved city. The central message that came out of this vigil was the need to remain united and to condemn hate in all of its forms.
Thank you to everyone who helped make the Tango for Syrian Children concert, on Wed 17th May, a success. We were able to raise £800 for our educational project to support a school in Syria. The concert was well attended, with musicians from the Halle Orchestra in Manchester playing. Everyone also enjoyed the delicious Syrian food available.