Separated child Gulwali Passarlay, who fled Afghanistan aged 12, was chosen to carry Olympic Torch in Bolton, now aged 17.

Our News: January to December 2010Our News: January to December 2010


We're delighted to be launching this educational, cultural and social programme for separated young people aged 15-18. Beginning on 7 July 2010, Club Class will run throughout the year on Wednesdays, from 4.30 to 7.30 pm in the London NW8 area. A cross between a club and a class, Club Class will include opportunities to learn English, a range of other activities and a full meal, all free of charge. The Trustees are very pleased to have appointed youth workers Roz Evans, Egerton Gbonda and Laura Maxwell, who are already busy recruiting participants and planning the programme.

Social workers, teachers, care providers and refugee organisations who would like to refer separated young people aged 15-18 to Club Class are asked to get in touch with 'Separated Child' by e-mailing

Marvellous Marathon Man makes it!
13 May 2010

Russell Benson lived to tell the tale and his supporters put their hands in their pockets to the tune of over £2000, including Gift Aid. Many thanks to them and, of course to Russell - especially his feet!

Marathon Man!
25 April 2010

Russell Benson, a self-described born Rugby player, has set himself a new challenge: he's taken up running and entered the Virgin London Marathon 2010. On 25 April, in support of 'Separated Child', he'll run the equivalent of 105 race tracks. You can read about what motivates Russell and sponsor him through JustGiving

Feast and fun... and funds!
28 February 2010

As well as the revellers having a great evening, Queen Esther's Persian Feast (see below) generated £1051 for 'Separated Child'. Many thanks to supporters Amanda Nahary, William Vega and their team who worked so hard to create such a special event.  

Feast and fun!
27 February 2010

To celebrate the Jewish festival of Purim and to raise funds for 'Separated Child', a great evening is in store at New London Synagogue. 

What? 'Queen Esther's Persian Feast': dinner with wine and music in a 'Persian' atmosphere, performance by highly acclaimed street magician Owen Lean, donation bar, a raffle and karoake

When? Saturday night 27 February from 9.00 till late

Where? New London Hall, 33 Abbey Road, London NW8 0AT

Who with? Come with friends or on your own: the company will be great

Why? To have a great evening and raise funds for 'Separated Child' at the same time

What to wear? Fancy dress (or even just a funny hat) encouraged

How much? Just £10 in advance if you call 020 7328 1026 during the week between 9.00 am and 2.00 pm; £15 on the door

An appealing idea!
18 February 2010

Our warmest thanks go to the members of Southgate and District Reform Synagogue who donated £1241 in response to the High Holy Day Appeal, and to Rabbi Deborah Kahn-Harris whose idea it was to include 'Separated Child' as one of the charities to support.