MAR 01] COVENTRY AREA COORDINATION NEWS
To Break The Sound Of Silence
people are being asked to give old radios to asylum seekers in
the city to give them something to listen to.
waiting for application for refugee status to be processed are
put up in houses with very basic facilities.
they are furnished, there is often nothing else, and the asylum
seekers usually have no possessions at all.
Hillfields Asylum Seekers planning group is appealing for people
to hunt out old, unused, battery-operated radios and donate them
to the new arrivals.
Payne, Phoenix Area Co-ordinator, said:
seekers come to this country with little or nothing by way of
are housed in furnished accommodation but with only the
minimum of facilities and equipment to survive.
does not include a television which many of us would regard of
essential, and anyway they are not given enough money to buy a
TV licence fee.
families in Coventry probably have an old tranny that they no
longer use, probably packed away in the loft or garage.
you have a radio that you would be willing to give away to a
good cause we would like to hear from you.”
able to help should drop it off at the Area Co-ordination office
in Primrose Hill Street, or workers there know how to collect
don't have facilities for checking the electrical safety of
equipment, so battery radios only please!”