Smith & Smith Account Manager Ali Short is now working with local human rights organization RAPAR. She chose the charity to be her pro bono client after reading about the plight of its founder in the Salford Star magazine.
RAPAR is a dynamic human rights organization made up of displaced, dispersed and local people. The charity is internationally connected, analytical, action-orientated, willing to help anyone in need to help themselves and often able to be successful where others have failed.
Its founder Dr Rhetta Moran was undertaking some research in the poorest areas of Salford when she discovered information which did not fit in with the city's new sleek image. Asylum seekers were being dumped in the city without any resources to speak of, and this led to bitterness from the local community. Her research project was thrown out, but Dr Moran fought back and now RAPAR is helping many people and growing in success every day.
RAPAR is made up of people who understand what is happening to refugees and people seeking asylum because they live it and it is happening to them. It needs donations to help it exist and also needs volunteers with specific skills. If anyone is interested in helping out with administration, IT or accounts then please get in touch with them!
Ali has been helping RAPAR set up their office communications and also assisting with the charity’s newsletter. In the near future Smith & Smith will help develop and deliver an exciting communications plan for the charity.