Launceston Refugee Support Group (LRSG) started in early 2017 - you can read about the origins and history of the group under the About | History menu.

We are formally constituted as a charity registered in the UK with charity number 1178812.

We have a board of six trustees, and four officer posts. Trustees are rotated with two standing down each year, they can stand for re-election unlimited times. Officers are formally elected at each AGM (usually in October/November) and do not have to be trustees. The constitution is available for download.

Current (as of July 2019) Officers are:

  • Chair: Francis Tippett
  • Vice-chair: Roger C-O
  • Treasurer: Janet Rogerson
  • Secretary: Bill Glenn

(click on name for contact details and any further information)

Business meetings are normally held monthly, although occasional months may be missed. Notices of meetings and agendas are send out on the mailing list (email) - signup using the form on the right/below. They are held in the evening on the last Thursday of each month. The current location is Dingley Hall, Methodist Central, Launceston starting at 7:30pm

Minutes of business meetings are available here, usually within a week of the meeting under the About | Minutes menu 

Other regular events include a stall at the monthly market in Launceston Square (2nd Saturday of the month from March to December) and weekly collections and sorting of items for aid to Europe from 10-12am on Fridays. Deliver items to Room 6 above Central Methodist Hall.

Occasional special events are organised for fundraising or general community engagement - details will be posted on the Facebook page and on the email list.

LRSG is a UK registered charity (no.1178812)
This means that we can get gift-aid on your donations if you are a UK taxpayer - that's 20% extra from the Government to us on top of everything you give. To donate please see the Donations page.

You can find details of our Trustees and organisation under About in the top menu.