Fundraising

Our goal is to raise £40,000 by the end of 2019.

Since Sanctuary in Chichester launched in January 2016, we’ve achieved a lot.

Our services for refugees and asylum seekers now include support for Syrian refugee families, weekly drop in sessions, a dedicated football team, English language tuition, and emergency accommodation and finance.

In late 2017 we launched a campaign to raise £40,000 so we can do much more.  With this funding we want to:

• Create more drop-in facilities
• Help other Syrian families arrive and settle in West Sussex
• Extend our language learning service
• Offer more friendship-building and mentoring opportunities, potentially using sport as a focus
• Provide shelter to destitute asylum-seekers, sometimes at short notice
• Increase awareness of, and access to, our services
• Boost understanding among local residents of the issues that refugees and asylum seekers face.

We’ve already collected more than £30,000 (75% of our £40,000 target). Please help us reach our goal.

Donate here.

A creative supporter designed the following graphic to help us track our progress. As we get nearer to our £40,000 target, the golden balls kicked by ‘Chich’ the footballer get nearer to the net. We chose a football scene, rather than the traditional fundraising thermometer, due to many of the young refugees we support being avid football fans – and to celebrate our very own team, Nations United.

Fundraising Graphic - football_v4_£30k

How you can help:

• You can attend one of our fundraising events. Please check our forthcoming events page and keep an eye on our social media for details.
You can hold your own fundraising event on our behalf, whether it’s a coffee morning or a sponsored bike ride. We’ve listed some of our ideas for fundraising here but would love to hear yours, and to help you with fundraising information and materials.
• You can join our friendly fundraising group, which meets every month in Chichester and is doing great things.
Share our fundraising leaflet with friends and family or help us hand them out in public.

• Donate. No amount is too small (or large!)

– £15 could pay for an English language textbook.

– £25 could cover the monthly cost of broadband internet so a refugee family is able to contact loved ones.

– £100 would provide a destitute asylum seeker with meals for a month.

Visit our Donations page to find out more about giving.

• Share our campaign on social media.

For more information about fundraising for Sanctuary in Chichester please contact rebecca.dowman@cantab.net.

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