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A giant four-metre patchwork, finished with the combined efforts of youngsters in Bradford and Syria, is to have a permanent home in Bradford’s iconic City Hall next week.

The Bradford-based Human Relief Foundation (HRF), a registered international aid organisation, played a part in the patchwork’s creation, first revealed as part of World Refugee Week in 2014.

On an aid deployment to Jordan, relief workers visited young refugee children and asked them to draw what they called home. Back in the UK, HRF worked with Horton Grange Primary School to compile patches from local children in Bradford.

The patchwork was then stitched with the help of Sewing Bradford.

Kassim Tokan, Deputy CEO, said: “When our team asked Syrian children from refugee camps in Jordan to draw home, some images were unsurprisingly, very disturbing. We must do whatever we can to help and support refugees in need.”

HRF will be going to Jordan again later this month with a group of volunteers as part of its deployment programme. The team will meet Syrian children from refugee camps once again and work on a number of projects to alleviate the suffering.

The unveiling of the patchwork will be held on Tuesday 19 April 2016, at 11am, in the presence of Cllr David Green, Leader of the Council and Kersten England, Chief Executive.

You are invited to send a reporter/or photographer to the event.

Note to editors

Human Relief Foundation is based in Bradford and is a registered International Non-Governmental Organisation. 

Launched in 1991, it seeks to promote sustainable economic and social development, supporting local communities to build a better life and find their own solutions to global problems.

It is registered with the UK Charity Commission (1126281 & SC038671).

If you have any media enquiries, please phone Hasan Faridi on 01274 392727 or email

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