CRRC‘s first official AGM was a success!

Post date: Jul 23, 2017 2:20:10 PM

(Written by Heidi Radke)

We welcomed over 30 active and a number of new volunteers to our AGM on 5th July 2017. In very varied and colourful presentations, core group members gave a stimulating overview of CRRC’s manifold activities and the impressive progress the Cambridge Refugee Resettlement Campaign has made since its foundation in September 2015.

The Treasurer presented his report including the good news about a healthy budget; and the Board of Trustees of the, now registered, Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) was introduced. Important points were discussed, for example highlighting the relevance of critically assessing how to use CRRC’s funds best in order to really make a difference.

The official part ended with a presentation and discussion of CRRC’s plans for the upcoming year with a special emphasis on ensuring that the information of CRRC’s services is accessible and transparent to all beneficiaries, the commitment to our housing campaign, the development and training of employability skills, and, of course, continuation of the other CRRC activities. The continued significance of the Arabic-speaking volunteers was especially noted, acting as translators, befrienders and teachers, as they are crucial links to many of the refugee families.

Lively discussions continued in smaller groups during the following social while enjoying tasty snacks from ‘Middle Eastern Food and Sweets in Cambridgeshire’, a budding catering enterprise from a group of CRRC beneficiaries (see

Thank you to everybody attending for making the AGM such an enjoyable and positive evening!

The evening underscored the unrestricted commitment of CRRC to strive for the best possible volunteering experience with CRRC while keeping our beneficiaries in the centre of our work.

Many thanks to the Society of Friends (Quakers) for supporting the AGM by letting CRRC use their rooms and facilities.

The annual report can be found here.