AGM report & £241,393 from The National Lottery Community Fund


Sanctuary in Chichester’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held at St Paul’s Church’s community centre and was very well-attended. Staff and volunteers had to bring out a lot more chairs after the first 30 or so had been taken and people continued to arrive. We had about 60 attendees in the end. Chair of Trustees, … Continue reading AGM report & £241,393 from The National Lottery Community Fund

Healing – An Event for World Refugee Day


​Join us on the evening of World Refugee Day to enjoy a glass of wine, hear directly from arrivals about their experiences, and be updated about the city’s latest work with refugees, both at home and abroad, from those on the frontline. Free entry – donations on the night gratefully accepted. Healing – An event supporting … Continue reading Healing – An Event for World Refugee Day

Refugees from Afghanistan are still arriving in our area


…And we are providing wrap-around support for them, thanks to our superstar volunteers. However, many are deeply traumatised and are absolutely beside themselves with grief and worry due to their loved ones left behind being killed, tortured and threatened with death by the Taliban. There is a government scheme to rescue relatives stranded in Afghanistan, … Continue reading Refugees from Afghanistan are still arriving in our area

Sanctuary In Chichester volunteer awarded the British Empire Medal


H M The Queen has awarded Ellen Thompson, a Sanctuary In Chichester volunteer, the British Empire Medal ‘for services to refugees in Chichester, West Sussex particularly during Covid-19’. Ellen is a long-serving volunteer with the charity and leads on most of our work supporting children. Within a couple of weeks of lockdown beginning, Ellen had … Continue reading Sanctuary In Chichester volunteer awarded the British Empire Medal