Refugee charity visits the House of Lords

Chiswick-based charity, International Refugee Trust (IRT) recently attended a meeting at The House of Lords with The All Party Parliamentary Group on Explosive Threats (APPG) to discuss the issue. Read more

IRT work with 'Monitor Man'

Up and coming artist Yassine Khaled exhibited his recent work ‘Monitor Man’ at the Watermans Art Centre in Brentford last weekend. Yassine is a Moroccan artist and travelled from Helsinki, briefly stopping at London on his way to Finland, especially to exhibit his new piece. Read more

Registration now open!

The Great Chiswick Firewalk 2019 on 12th October from 5pm. Registration is now open! Read more

Students Win place in ‘One World Challenge’ final with IRT

International Refugee Trust is proud to announce that a group of students from Ballerkermeen High School, Isle of Man, have been chosen to go through to the grand final of ‘One World Charity Challenge’. Year 12 students Siân Beale, Marie Tulbo, Carmela Pabellan, Jenny Hill and Aaron Kaneen, chose to represent IRT and gave an outstanding presentation about IRT's work. All of their hard work paid off, and they won a place in the grand final on the 27th March 2019. Read more

Sir Terry Wogan's interview with IRT's founder Fr. Kevin Doheny

In this interview from December 1990, Fr Doheny talks to the legendary Sir Terry Wogan about his life, his work with Mother Theresa and why he chose this vocation to help refugees around the world. Read more

Fenwick Elliott holds charity football cup in aid of IRT

The Fenwick Elliott Charity Cup 2019 took place on Friday 5th July in aid of IRT, taking place at Powerleague in Shoreditch. The five-a-side tournament featured seven budding teams made up of the law firm’s clients. The event is a fantastic annual fundraising initiative by Fenwick Elliott LLP, a highly respected London based law firm which specialises in construction and energy law. Read more

‘London Is Open’ at Chestnut Grove Academy, Balham

‘London Is Open’ at Chestnut Grove Academy, Balham IRT was recently asked to speak at the ‘London Is Open’ event at the Chestnut Grove Academy in Balham, London, which was attended by 190 students from Year 7. The aim was to discuss the experiences of immigrants and refugees in order to help combat prejudice and discrimination. The event followed a ‘speed dating’ format, with the speakers sitting at individual tables and groups of around eight students rotating through for 15 minutes at a time. Read more