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!
Did you know that the rate of people seeking asylum in the UK is at a 10-year low? Yes – your eyes are not deceiving you! There are fewer asylum seekers coming to the UK than there have been for the last 10 years. Calculated per head of population the average rate of asylum seekers in … Continue reading Fewer asylum seekers than 10 years ago!
Rosie Edmondson joined Sanctuary in Chichester (SiC) back in August, as Volunteer & Business Coordinator. Her role was created to enable me (Gemma Driver, Develoment & Communications Coordinator) to concentrate on project development. We work closely together – both part-time – and Rosie has been taking on increasing tasks and responsibilities. It is a steep … Continue reading Welcome Rosie!
Rosemary arrived during the first months of Sanctuary in Chichester’s Drop-In being at St Paul’s Parish Centre, in the autumn of 2017. She was new to Chichester and loved the idea of welcoming refugees and asylum seekers because she spoke several languages and had travelled much, especially in South America. First she chatted to the … Continue reading Rosemary Prior – Remembering Rosemary
We are delighted to be working with Chichester Cathedral on a very special art project which will be unveiled to the public on the 10th December. The project will herald some of the heroes from the Chichester community and across our county, who have made an impact throughout the pandemic – including our very own … Continue reading Our collaboration with Chichester Cathedral this Christmas