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Transform the lives of a refugee family and transform your community

October 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Free

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The Northamptonshire Community Sponsorship meeting for refugees has now been arranged for 7.30pm on Tuesday 17th October in the Board Room of the Senate Building on the Park Campus of the University of Northampton.

 

Transform the lives of a refugee family and transform your community

Are you one of the many people in Britain who would like to help people fleeing war and persecution?

Do want to do more than just send a donation to a refugee charity or sign a petition?

Do you feel you, your friends and neighbours could welcome a refugee family into your community, help them settle and build a new life?

If so, the Community Sponsorship programme could be for you 

 

Sponsorship is a new programme through which faith and community groups take on direct responsibility for resettling a refugee family from the Syrian conflict in their neighbourhood. The UK scheme draws inspiration from a similar one in Canada where 300,000 refugees have been welcomed through sponsorship since 1979.  It has been successfully pioneered by community groups from Bude in Cornwall to Flixton in Greater Manchester, from Hackney in East London to Fishguard in West Wales.

Website: www.sponsorrefugees.org

Twitter:  @SponsorRefugee 

As one of the first community sponsors in the UK, I can confirm that the experience has been completely transformative for my community. It gave us the opportunity to do something hopeful when weren’t sure how to help and has brought together different elements in our community in extraordinary ways. Whatever we have given has been returned ten-fold by the most remarkable, inspirational and resilient family I have ever met.

Major Nick Coke, of Raynes Park Community church in South West London

Here is a relevant film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFM-Dot5-Z0

 

Citizens UK is working with local church and community leaders to hold the Northamptonshire launch event for the Community Sponsorship scheme from 7.30pm on Tuesday 17th October in the Board Room of the Senate Building on the Park Campus of the University of Northampton.

Details

Date:
October 17
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free