Asha supports asylum seekers to live in safety and with dignity. We promote the social integration of asylum seekers and refugees.
If you wish to offer your support to asylum seekers or think you can benefit from our services, please get in touch or come and find us at The Asha Centre, Unit 7, Cooper Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 4DW.
Asha is proud to be a partner of Sporting Communities, whose strapline is: Working with communities to learn how to serve them best. For more information about Sporting Communities, click here.
Charity Commission number: 1176934 | Company number: CE013097
Marshalled by Tamba, seven Asha users trooped down the road to tidy-up around the Mosque and Stepping Stones. This was by way of a thank-you to the Mosque for their support and a reciprocal gesture to Stepping Stones who hosted a solidarity event attended by Asha users shortly before Christmas. The wind was getting up
Asha is grateful to the Rector of Newcastle’s Civic Church for inviting Asha to introduce a new dimension to their monthly family service which starred our drummers. Interspersed with hymns and Bible reading, the congregation heard the story of two asylum seekers, one of whom achieved refugee status and is completing his third year at
The Staffordshire University Sports Hall is big enough for large party games with the bar area for parents although this was a tight squeeze. Sporting Communities had lunch bags for the children and Asha’s volunteers cooked for the parents, guests and volunteers. The food this year included delicious samosas cooked by two Pakistani members of
Eighty-seven children were signed up for the Christmas party and a team of volunteers gathered to wrap the toys from the Tesco Toy Appeal and another tranche collected by Keele students. The operation commanded by Ryn, was efficiency itself. It needs to be because or tempers can fray queuing for Father Christmas if presents aren’t
Accompanied by Ryn’s husband Paul with his big car, Angela represented at a Toy Collection gathering in the Delilah Suite at Stoke City FC Stadium. There was a large gathering of local charities, several of whom entertained before a buffet. The toys were all in large Santa sacks and a big box. After a speech
Champions of the South West peak who are also volunteers at Asha took our football players to Roaches as part of their first trip to the Peak District, funded by the South West Peak. Fifteen players with five supporting champions, Tasha and other mentors made the trip. A tea break was organised at Marsh Farm