Carriers of Hope
Carriers of Hope started in May 2009 when it was noticed that there were a number of asylum seekers, refugees or recently arrived Eastern European migrants (primarily Roma people from Romania),living in the Coventry area, who were experiencing extreme poverty and lacking the most basic personal and household facilities. Refugees from Syria and Afghanistan have also come to Coventry more recently.
They started by preparing and handing out carrier bags of ‘useful things’ and also encouraging friends and supporters, mainly from the local churches, to join in and help provide them. These carrier bags gave the name to Carriers of Hope.
KMC supports Carriers of Hope as and when it can. At Christmas time in 2020, and again in 2021, we donated shoeboxes full of toys, craft and personal effects to give to children of refugee families at Christmas. We also collected boxes/tins of biscuits or sweets, together with a supermarket voucher, to enable the families to have something special to eat at Christmas.
- Priory Road
- CV8 1LQ