Ignore the hostile headlines which dehumanise refugees and listen to their tales. Their stories say enough. We should not have indefinite detention. Good luck.
This is a great project and we wish you every success. Trudi Tate, Literature Cambridge
Best wishes & hope you reach your goal xx
I fully support this project. Indefinite detention is inhumane.
I love the dedication & love that is making all this happen for all who is seeking social justice..You will have my support always x x
This profound injustice shames Britain and needs to end
What a wonderful initiative. I wish you - us - every success in changing the world, tale by tale, law by law.
this is an urgent matter, if everyone could take five days to walk with and for refugees, this world would change..
I am the foster carer of an unaccompanied asylum seeking minor. I believe that telling the stories of individual people will do more to educate people than lecturing on human rights or similar. I am optimist and believe in the ability of the human being to be touched by the experiences of others and the innate urge to want to help and ease suffering.
I feel deeply for those in indefinite detention
And I love walking so hope that some of those who have been detained can join next year’s walk
I've known many young asylum seekers who have been left in limbo by the Home Office until the court of appeal has granted them the safety that comes with being recognised as a refugee. This has included young adults wrongly detained by the Home Office until they were freed when scrutinised by the courts. Very few people who are detained have their cases looked at by the courts. The UK is the only country in Europe that detains asylum seekers without a time limit even though they are not criminals. This policy, which is conducted in our name, causes terrible harm to real people. We must each do all that we can to make it come to an end. Making this film is a step toward this.
Telling the stories of detainees and campaigning against indefinite detention through The Refugee Tales is so important.
Loved walking with you, love this initiative, hope to walk again next year.
Need to keep up the pressure especially now Home Secretary says he will review immigration detention. Congratulations to all involved in Refugee Tales for yet another wonderful (but still needed, disgracefully) walk.
Indefinite detention is costly as well as mentally destructive.
Humanity, thy name is Mohammed, Abdul, Said, Maryam, John, Mary, Fatima, Felix, Anna, Jonas, Ibrahim, Benjamin, Harriet ....... no barriers between us please! My country is every country and my life is a precious treasure, just as is yours, his, hers, theirs....
To help people, through no fault of their own, are not as fortunate as us.
A wonderful way to raise money for a very worthy cause. With best wishes from Simon and Wendy.
St John’s has been enriched by one of the subjects of the Tales who is much loved - and has been damaged by the UK’s detention policy (without time limit) along with several of his friends. It’s time for a limit - and welcome and hope.
It is really important to keep the plight of refuges in the spotlight. We are all human and the more we share the reasons why people end up
In these situations and how they are treated, hopefully the more we can break down the perception that they are not us. We are all human. What if the refugee was you?
This project is a fantastic way of ensuring the message spreads outward with determination and creativity at its heart.
nearly at your target - the Tales will be told
The Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group is not only doing a vital job highlighting the injustice of indefinite detention - with the Refugee Tales project they are doing it with creativity and inspiration.
Totally moved by the stories of refugees. Totally ashamed that those detention practices happen in our country in our name. Totally loved hosting the Day 4 walk and performance. And totally humbled by the humanity and hope of people who have been treated appallingly badly, yet rebuilt lives and have love for others.
The treatment of refugees in this country is shocking and should be made very public in order to end it.