Help us create Wandsworth Sanctuary: #TogetherwithRefugees
Wandsworth Welcomes Refugees is the official City of Sanctuary area group. Refugees and asylum seekers are forced to flee their homes and make the perilous journey to the UK. If they make it here, they often face a hostile welcome - poor living conditions, isolation and discrimination.
City of Sanctuary UK holds the vision that the UK will be a welcoming place of safety for all and proud to offer sanctuary to people fleeing violence and persecution.
We are actively seeking to engage:
schools, theatres, libraries, shops, restaurants and other institutions in becoming refugee-friendly sanctuaries
interested individuals including those in local politics, refugee work or those wanting to help out in any way they can
Email us for more information or to join the Wandsworth Sanctuary network Whatsapp group to be kept informed about local refugee news and opportunities to volunteer and donate.
Wandsworth Sanctuary launch event - April 2021
Launch event: April 2021
The event had over 70 attendees and was hosted by Putney MP and Wandsworth Welcomes Refugees co-founder, Fleur Anderson. Read the full write-up in our blog post.
Progress this year
Wandsworth has its first Sanctuary: The Home Cafe! A number of schools, libraries, theatres and charity shops have pledged to help refugees in a variety of ways and we are supporting them in progressing their applications. Thinking of becoming a Sanctaury? Please contact us for more information.
We're looking for volunteers!
We're currently looking for Schools Ambassadors - more details on these and other vacancies here. Please fill out our volunteer form if you would like to help.