Since our start-up in 2019, we have arranged numerous events to fundraise for our work and also to raise awareness of the Community Sponsorship scheme. We are looking to fundraise in excess of £12,000 to sucessfully meet our ambition of giving a new life to a refugee family. Our events have included movie screenings, cake sale, astronomy lecture and much more.
We have a core team of members split into groups to cover our areas of work: Home Office application, housing, fundraising, education to name a few. We will welcome the family when they arrive at the airport and support them for up to two years after, helping them build a new and sustainable life and to ensure they become part of their new community. The support covers all aspects of everyday life including housing, employment, language skills, education, healthcare etc.
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WHO WE WORK WITH
We work in partnership with:
Citizens UK, a community organising group in the UK, who help mobilise communities to act together for power, social justice and the common good. In particular we work with their Sponsor Refugees team.
RESET, the UK's Community Sponsorship training, support and advice provider. RESET prepare ordinary people across the UK to resettle refugees in their local areas by providing high quality training, workshops and resources. quality training, workshops and resources.
We are a team of 24 volunteers, who collectively are working towards resettling a refugee family into the area. We are a diverse and inclusive team all striving to reach the same goal. We will continue to offer our support when our family arrives for the next two years, to ensure they settle and feel welcome in their new community Here is a snapshot of our volunteers.