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This week we said goodbye to the wonderful Catherine Henderson.
Over the years Catherine has been a Trustee, an Area Convenor and a valued member of the Management Committee. We caught up with Catherine who tells us:
"I was involved at the very beginning, when we (Herts Welcomes Syrian Families) were campaigning to get Hertfordshire to sign up to the Syrian resettlement scheme in 2015. Little groups of us from across the county got together and campaigned in our various districts. It felt as though we were pushing on a heavy door and I was amazed when it suddenly swung open. It was exciting and unnerving all at once, but from the beginning we worked with the Refugee Council. We had an area convenor in each district and met regularly around Irene's table. (Irene Austin is of course our Chair).
It's been such a privilege to be part of HWR as it's evolved from just 7 or 8 of us getting together in 2015 to campaign for Syrian resettlement to the charity today supporting over 1,400 refugees and people seeking asylum across the county."
All best wishes for the future Catherine, we will miss you! We know you will continue to campaign for a compassionate asylum system.