Sanctuary in Chichester members (supporters and volunteers) submitted joint and independent responses to the recent consultation on the Home Office’s New Plan For Immigration. The general view among our members and other organisations working with refugees and asylum seekers is that the plan is unworkable, not fit for any of the purposes it was designed … Continue reading Home Office Consultation Responses
The Chichester Observer has published a great an article that gives our very own Daoud* a voice. Forgotten by the Home Office, and left losing “sight of his dreams”, we are all reminded of the difficulties asylum seekers face, indefinitely waiting for the Home Office to decide the direction of their lives. Daoud, from Cameroon, … Continue reading Daoud’s Story
A couple of the stars of Sanctuary in Chichester feature in this incredible Nativity artwork at Chichester Cathedral, unveiled on the 10th December and installed until February. “It is with great joy that we share with you The Chichester Nativity, a major new art installation which heralds the heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic from the … Continue reading Sanctuary in Chi members in stunning Cathedral Nativity artwork
The Article 12 artists (all unaccompanied refugee and asylum-seeking children or young people in our area) have their work being shown in an exhibition with Young Artist Partnership (YAP.) at the moment, and you can buy theirs and others’ work online. “As you all know, sharing your creative output can be a scary prospect. All … Continue reading Article 12 Arts collaboration exhibition with YAP.
The children loved their weekly structured Zoom In calls over the first lockdown. These ended when school resumed in September, but a one-off Zoom In event took place on Halloween, during the half-term holiday. The whole Zoom In team worked together to make the call fun for the children. Ellen took it a magical step … Continue reading Halloween magic
Many of you from our community will know Romal, have followed his story and may have donated to support him. We now have the wonderful news to report that he has finally been granted asylum after 10 years of adversity. He left Afghanistan at the age of 13, had a horrendous journey to the UK, … Continue reading Congratulations Romal & family!