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Happy New Year! January 9, 2012

Posted by starglasgow in Uncategorized.

Happy New Year, Starpeople.  I hope you all had a great Christmas and are all ready for a new semester of putting lots of ideas, enthusiasm and effort into working with STAR.

This is going to be a quick post with some of our plans for this semester. Nothing is set in stone or planned in a lot of detail yet so i’ll update again when things are more worked out. Until then, here’s a rough idea of what’s gonna be happening over the next few months.

Every year, STAR get together with the Glasgow Uni Amnesty and Red Cross  groups to host a ceilidh. This is always a great night and raises lots of money.

Sleep Out
Now that we’ve all recovered from our last sleep out, we’re going to go straight back in to doing another one. Hopefully, this will happen in February sometime before it gets too much like Spring.

Oor John
Anyone involved last semester will be aware of this campaign. We plan to keep working with and campaigning for John as much as we possibly can.

Other Projects
There are a couple of other organisations that are looking to recruit volunteers right now. Red Cross are looking for volunteers to work within their Refugee Services Unit and Scottish Detainee Volunteers are looking for people to visit detainees in Dungavel. If anyone is interested in being involved with these organisations, please get in touch as soon as possible. The deadline for the Red Cross is the 16th and for SDV is the 27th.

Of course, this isn’t everything. There’s always lots going on and almost everything we were involved in last semester will still be going on this semester. Unity are always looking for volunteers and as fantastic as we are, we haven’t managed to solve all the problems refugees face so we aren’t going to be short of campaigns, protests and fundraising opportunities!

As always, feel free to get in touch if you want to get involved. Our meetings are on Tuesday evenings in the QMU at 6pm so come along if you can.


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