We are a group of concerned people in Aberystwyth, Wales who formed in response to the refugee crisis. We have now come together to sponsor a refugee family to come and live in our community in 2017.
We are raising funds to help Syrian refugees to settle in the Aberystwyth area, in co-operation with Hiraeth Hope and Citizens Cymru Wales. We are working with relevant local organisations such as schools, colleges, health providers, churches, mosques and private landlords to provide these refugees with the support they need to integrate successfully and happily into our community.
In order to gain Home Office approval we need to raise £9,000 to bring a family with children to safety and comfort in our caring community in Wales. For more information see Community Sponsorship
Refugee families from Syria are living in appalling conditions in extreme poverty and hardship in the Middle East as well as in camps in Europe. An estimated 1 million Syrian children are missing out on any education or schooling and are surviving in flimsy tents in harsh winter conditions with little food, warmth or access to healthcare. We know that we can make a difference to at least one family, by coming together as a community to welcome them to safety here.
We are supported by Citizen UK’s national refugee welcome programme and we are determined to make this happen so please help us to help a family in need next year. Thank you.
In order to get things rolling, we have been allowed use the Grwp Rhyddid Rhag Araith / Aberystwyth Freedom From Torture bank account until we have opened our own.