The first week of June is Volunteer Week – so a good time for us to thank our dedicated volunteers, who put in a staggering 1864 hours of befriending and English tuition between 1 March 2020 – 28 February 2021. This total was made up of: • 629 hours of befriending support• 1060 hours of … Continue reading Thank you volunteers!
We have two exhibitions and collaborations planned for Refugee Week this June: 1. We Cannot Walk Alone – An interactive journey of learning to celebrate Refugee Week 2021. Join Sanctuary in Chichester and Children on the Edge for an immersive experience for all ages, offering insight into life for refugees both abroad and here in … Continue reading Refugee Week Exhibitions
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.