We are only able to help refugees and asylum seekers because of the generosity of our supporters and volunteers.

In late November 2017 we launched a campaign to raise £40,000, in order to sustain and expand our programme of support. In just eight months (July 2018) our amazing supporters had helped us raise £20,000, with the remaining £20,000 raised by May 2019. This is an incredible acheivement for a small local charity, and it shows how strongly people feel about making refugees welcome in our area, and supporting them to begin their new lives here. So we want to say a huge, heartfelt thank you to all those who contributed! But our fundraising efforts can’t stop here…

With the £40,000 we are already:

  • creating more drop-in facilities and events
  • helping more Syrian families settle and become comfortable in West Sussex
  • extending our language learning service
  • offering more friendship-building and mentoring opportunities, including using sport as a focus for some groups
  • providing shelter and sustenance to destitute asylum-seekers, sometimes at short notice
  • increasing awareness of and access to our services
  • boosting understanding among local residents of the issue that refugees and asylum seekers face

Since we launched the campaign to raise £40,000, our work has expanded rapidly, meaning ever more funds are needed to run our services. We have a strong Fundraising Committee (all members are volunteers), who are working hard to continually find ways to attract donations, so that we can consistently support and offer sanctaury to those in need in our area.

You can see more about our fundraising efforts and the impact donations make here, if you would like hard copies of this flyer please contact

Ways you can donate

Online banking
Name of bank: Barclays
Sort Code: 20-20-62
Account No: 13110397

Regular donations enable us to predict our funding, helping us to plan ahead. If you would like to give regularly please fill in this standing order form.

And soon we’ll have a Donate button on Facebook!…

If you prefer to send a cheque,  please make it payable to Sanctuary in Chichester, and send to: Sanctuary in Chichester, PO Box 794, CHICHESTER, PO19 9UL

Thank you sincerely for your support. If you donate, please let us know your name and address so we can thank you personally.


Would you like to help Sanctuary in Chichester’s fundraising efforts?
Please find out more here.

If you have any queries, please call Gemma – our Development & Communications Coordinator – on 07964 945 331.