Saving Asylum Seekers from Drowning & Seeking Refuge Across the Mediterranean – Hear a Volunteer’s Story


Brendan Woodhouse, a Nottinghamshire Firefighter & rescuer of asylum seekers seeking refuge by travelling across the Mediterranean in precarious and unsafe boats, who has recently received an award from his union, the Fire Brigades Union for this work, will be guest speaker. He will talk about his harrowing volunteering work and the lives of people fleeing appalling conditions. He will be joined by representatives of Nottingham Care 4 Calais, Stand Up to Racism, and the National Education Union (NEU) working with asylum seekers locally. Come also to meet and hear from local asylum seekers and those now granted refugee status about what they have been through.

Organised by Nottingham Stand Up To Racism which works to make all refugees welcome here.


  • Venue: Global Lounge 23 Goldsmith St NG1 5JG
  • Hosted by: Nottingham Stand Up To Racism
  • Notes: Open to all – but if you can RSVP in advance to it will help us with an idea of numbers expected to come & cater for the light refreshment provided. Please note: Brendan will likely describe some very harrowing stories about his work and people should be aware of this before attending -and it could upset some children if they attend.
  • Cost: Free