Roller girls get their skates on for Refugee Week Scotland

Roller girls get their skates on for Refugee Week Scotland

The Roller Stop girls are a force to be reckoned with. And now as part of Refugee Week, they're getting into the groove for a fundraising Roller Disco, at Jumpin Jak’ this Friday in aid of Scottish Refugee Council  So get your skates and join us.

With eighties tunes, hot dogs and a raffle, the event is all about having fun. But there’s a serious side too as all proceeds will go towards helping to support refugees who have been forced to flee their home countries fearing for their lives and are now trying to rebuild them in Scotland.

During Refugee Week Scotland we are raising money to continue our life changing work with refugees throughout the year. Please support us. You can donate £1-10 by texting 70070 with text code RWSC12. For more fundraising ideas see www.scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk

For more information contact media officers Karin Goodwin or Wendy Niblock on 0141 223 7927/07850 930418 or email media@scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk

Notes to Editors:

  • The Refugee Week Scotland Roller Disco is on Friday, June 15 at 6-10pm at Jumpin’ Jaks, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow. Tickets are £10, including skate hire and safety gear and are available from the Tron Box Office on 0141 552 4267 or on the Door 13+ allowed entry if accompanied by an adult.
  • You can support our Refugee Week Fundraising appeal by making a one of donation or by setting up a monthly payment.  Please go to www.scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk/appeal
  • Refugee Week Scotland is co-ordinated by Scottish Refugee Council. It involves over 100 events from carnivals to comedy, football matches to film and a range of performances, exhibitions, workshops and talks. Refugee Week Scotland 2012 runs from 18-24 June and is more far reaching than ever before with events from Orkney to the Borders.
  • Since 1985, Scottish Refugee Council has worked to ensure all refugees in Scotland are treated fairly, with dignity and that their human rights are respected. An independent charity, we’re here to provide essential information and advice. We also campaign for political change, raise awareness about issues that affect refugees, and work closely with local communities and organisations.
  • How your support could help:

-          With £5, we can pay for a destitute woman seeking asylum to get to a vital medical appointment.

-          With £10, we can buy a hot meal for a family of three who have just fled their country.

-          With £20, we can pay for a caseworker to find out the needs of a newly arrived asylum seeker to ensure they get the help they need in Scotland.

-          With £50, we can run a training session to help refugee groups come together and speak out on issues affecting them.

-          With £100, we can use it towards campaigning for a fairer asylum system and better treatment of asylum seekers and refugees.