Who We Are
Dan is the co-founder and Director of Bridges. He leads Bridges’ cultural exchange programs between the UK and the Middle East, as well as coordinating local initiatives and training in Bristol.
Sam is the Project Manager of b.friend, providing one-to-one support for asylum seekers and refugees through our amazing volunteers.
Originally from Yemen, Bushra is our Refugee Engagement Worker and is responsible for organising our programme of social events for refugees and asylum seekers.
Karen runs the Middle East b.friend programme, training volunteers to support refugees who have recently arrived in Bristol through the Resettlement scheme.
Katie is our volunteer fundraiser, helping us to research and apply for grants that help us to develop and grow.
Sarah and Mark are the Bridges representatives for Cardiff, Wales. They are also the visionaries behind Peace Feast!
Rose is our RefuLingua Project Manager and Office Administrator. She coordinates the Arabic tutoring programme and keeps us running smoothly.
Angie is our Craft Collective Coordinator, bringing together asylum seekers, refugees and local volunteers to create things – including face masks this year.
Wala is our RefuLingua Project Assistant (maternity cover), helping to develop teaching materials and liaising with our tutors.
Jenny is our Office Administrator (maternity cover), doing lots of important jobs behind the scenes to keep us running smoothly.