Clare Moseley founder and CEO of Care4Calais will be in Newcastle this week to raise funds and awareness of the work of the charity locally, supporting asylum seekers and refugees in the North East. The event is on Thursday 10 November at the Tyneside Irish Centre, starting at 7pm.
With a new Home Secretary declaring her ambition to see a plane take off to Rwanda, Clare Moseley will provide an update on the political climate, on the current media coverage of the “invasion” of people arriving on boats and the impact of harmful rhetoric, and an update of the situation in Calais.
Speakers and performers
Other speakers include Cllr Lesley Storey Newcastle Council Portfolio Holder for Vibrant City, Laura Pidcock National Secretary People’s Assembly, Chi Onwurah MP, speakers representing Iranian women, No To Hassockfield Campaign and more.
Entertainment will be provided by well-known folk and protest singers Bethany Elen Coyle and David McAllister and the wonderful Door To Door Poet, Rowan McCabe.
The Tyneside Irish Centre
The Irish Centre itself provides a space of safety and friendship. Stalls include Amnesty, Newcastle Unites, Stand Up To Racism, Stop The War, Peoples Assembly, Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Women’s Banner Group and more.
Proceeds from the event will support the work Care4Calais North East, directly supporting people welcomed here in our region.
Clare Moseley said:
“I look forward to joining our local team and supporters in Newcastle. We rely on fundraising to support the vital work that we do, providing food, clothing and support to people in the most difficult circumstances. Thank you so much to everyone who supports us.”
Clare Moseley will also be visiting Derwentside Immigration Centre by car to see for herself its remote location and will be escorted by campaigners from the No To Hassockfield Campaign.