Welcoming refugees

Photo of the first paragraph of a Guardian newspaper article with the title Hundreds offer spare rooms to refugees

This story of kindness in today’s Guardian newspaper sums up exactly why I started Time for Kindness in the first place.

Whilst in no way denying the unimaginable horror of the events in Afghanistan, there is an element of the story that illustrates just how kind many, many people are. We need to amplify these parts of the story too.

Hundreds of British people are offering rooms to refugees, via the charities Refugees At Home and Room for Refugees. To me, this is a really moving example of human connection and love. And also humbling to hear the stories of how people are opening up, making space and finding room.

I truly hope that having a home to stay in and being welcomed by a host will help these individuals and families begin to re-build and recover.