You may know that we have a fantastic new Chairperson, Tony Toynton, but there are a few other changes around Santuary Towers (an entirely virtual venue for now)… You’ll no doubt be pleased to know that Roger Pask, the well-loved outgoing Chair and SiC founder, is still a Trustee. He continues to be active in … Continue reading SiC team news
As part of Refugee Week 2019, three refugees in our network kindly gave talks at local schools about their experiences. Children heard about why the refugees had to leave their homes, how they got here and their experiences of living as refugees in the UK. The children then enthusiastically embraced an art activity, in which … Continue reading Refugee talks & activities in schools
Sanctuary in Chichester is a voluntary organisation and we are expanding, so there are lots of aspects of our work we need help with. We are growing so that we can meet the needs of some new refugees and asylum seekers who will be arriving in Chichester in the next couple of months. We’re also … Continue reading Volunteers Needed!
Our weekly drop-ins were replaced with fabulous outings over the summer. Here are our volunteers’ reports… BOAT TRIP The sun shone and there was great excitement as 50 of us set off on a really successful SIC Boat Trip around Chichester Harbour, leaving from Emsworth Pier. Some came in cars, some on the bus. The … Continue reading Summer Outings 2019
These are the 9 bullet points made by the Home Office in a letter to all appeal rights exhausted (ARE) asylum seekers whose first or subsequent claim is refused: You can be detained You can be prosecuted, fined and imprisoned You can be removed and banned from returning to the UK You will not be … Continue reading The Hostile Environment for Asylum Seekers
We’re absolutely delighted to report that the Sussex Community Foundation (SCF) have just confirmed a donation of £7000 for 3 years, for our flourishing Nations United football initiative for young asylum seekers and refugees. This funding will ensure the team can continue their weekly training and play regularly in competitive football matches, with the security … Continue reading Sussex Community Foundation commits to 3 years’ funding for SiC football project