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Refugee Week 2021 - Moussa

Moussa Refugee Week 2021

Moussa was resettled in Gateshead in 2016.

Since arriving, he has played an active role in his community, and the wider community in the west of Gateshead. Moussa is known for his willingness to help others in need - a trait that has gained him many friends since resettling.

Last year, Moussa began volunteering with The Pickle Palace, a social enterprise that rescues food destined for landfill. As part of his role, Moussa delivers food parcels to residents in Highfield, as well as happy bags containing a wide range of in-date surplus food to two Syrian families. Although he is allocated a bag for volunteering, Moussa often donates food and other products. He has also translated signs to help The Pickle Palace become more accessible to the Syrian community.

Hannah Reay, who runs the Pickle Palace, said: "Moussa is so very polite and respectful, and he clearly wants to give.

"It has been lovely getting to know him and his family. We respect him so much, and we are very grateful for all of the help he has given us."

Moussa Refugee Week 2021
17 June 2021

Moussa was resettled in Gateshead in 2016.

Since arriving, he has played an active role in his community, and the wider community in the west of Gateshead. Moussa is known for his willingness to help others in need - a trait that has gained him many friends since resettling.

Last year, Moussa began volunteering with The Pickle Palace, a social enterprise that rescues food destined for landfill. As part of his role, Moussa delivers food parcels to residents in Highfield, as well as happy bags containing a wide range of in-date surplus food to two Syrian families. Although he is allocated a bag for volunteering, Moussa often donates food and other products. He has also translated signs to help The Pickle Palace become more accessible to the Syrian community.

Hannah Reay, who runs the Pickle Palace, said: "Moussa is so very polite and respectful, and he clearly wants to give.

"It has been lovely getting to know him and his family. We respect him so much, and we are very grateful for all of the help he has given us."

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