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Our Team

Laura, Trustee (Chair)

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We have lived in this beautiful Calder Valley for over 30 years and want to welcome others who are making it their home, just as we were welcomed.

“Never be afraid to be a poppy in a field of daffodils.”  – Michela DePrince

Obomate, Trustee (Admin)

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“Be there for others but never leave yourself behind.” – Dodinsky

Nurgul, Trustee (Treasurer)

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“Be honest, get honest.”

Fola, Trustee (Social Secretary)

Becky, Trustee

“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.”

Blake, Membership Engagement Lead

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“Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Lisa, Volunteer (Schools of Sanctuary Lead)

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I support schools in Calderdale that want to show they welcome refugees and families seeking asylum, and are inclusive in their commitment to all pupils. I am also the Local Lead for the national Schools of Sanctuary movement. My background is as a teacher and then headteacher in London and Rochdale, as well as a School Improvement Partner and Creative Arts Associate in London.