Wills Memorial to the Home Office

Wills Memorial to the Home Office
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On 23rd March 2021 we successfully raised £2,364 with 105 supporters in 39 days

Emergency Fundraiser for a Sanctuary Scholar facing immediate legal fees from the Home Office.


Started on 12th February 2021 Bristol, England, United Kingdom

This is an emergency fundraiser for a Sanctuary Scholar who is currently facing over £3000 in legal fees, we have some money to support the student but are in need of £2300 to cover the total!

Sanctuary Scholars are students from refugee or asylum-seeking backgrounds who have received a scholarship from the university. These students can find themselves facing huge legal fees due to study bans from the Home Office and ongoing asylum claims. Their scholarship disqualifies them from applying for legal aid, leaving them with no support and the mounting fees. So we set up the Legal Fund to provide a form legal aid for our fellow students!

Here is a quote from one of the students that the fund helped:

"The legal fund helped me to finance these fees which has been such a relief. I had no one to help me with this matter. I am much obliged to all the donors. Thank you so much."

We would love to be able to march to the Home Office from our University to tell them how angry we are about their actions, but to make sure everyone stays safe we have come up with a new plan! To fundraise for the fund we are running, walking and cycling the distance from the Wills Memorial Building to the Home Office, 188km!

Please sponsor our team as they run, walk and cycle from February 22nd until March 26th so that we can help our fellow students feel welcomed and supported.

Please share this fundraiser if you can!

Check out how we are doing: https://www.strava.com/clubs/863903

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Adam Smith commented

Hope you smash your target

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谭皓月 commented

Good luck!

3rd March 2021 at 2:26am

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