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.
Bushra runs our programme of Bristol Welcome events and plays an invaluable supporting role with Middle East b.friend, Walk With Me and Cultural Training.
Karen is a co-founder of Bridges and runs the Middle East Befriend and Walk With Me programmes.
Katie is our Grants & Trusts Fundraiser. She helps us with funding applications and supporter relations.
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.
Anna is the Project Manager for Bristol Schools Linking, which brings children from different backgrounds together through classroom connections.
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.