Petition update

Thursday 12th March

Kath Hayward
Gateshead, ENG, United Kingdom

Mar 12, 2015 — The Initial Hearing is due for next week in London. The Children’s Commission is involved as an interested party and have secured lawyers to support Rafeeq and Bola’s case to return to the United Kingdom. More information about their next steps should be available after this hearing.
In the meantime Rafeeq continues to attend school. Bola has been told about the case next week, initially she was excited but more recently has reported feeling worried. A small parcel has been sent out which should be arriving at the beginning of the week. It contains treats and clothes for Rafeeq and it will hopefully give him a surprise.
Bola and Rafeeq thank everyone who has been involved in fundraising to help to support them. There has recently been a tombola and cake sale that raised £365 and the school that Rafeeq attended are holding a disco at the beginning of the week. It really helps their morale to know that they are still thought about and that so many people care.

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