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£205raised of £1,000 target by 9 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,000 to support local refugees and asylum seekers

Location
Ribble Valley District, United Kingdom
Time left
36 days to go

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In July 2016, 6 people from a war torn country in the Middle East arrived in Ribble Valley. They came to our Citizens Advice Bureau, disorientated, speaking very little English, apparently to request a bus pass. Through an interpreter, we understood their situation. We realised that their journey to a secure life had only just begun. Many challenges lie ahead. They face having to leave their supported accommodation after 6 months. At best they will have to rely upon the benefits system, that is if their refugee application is accepted. If not, as happens to many, they will need to appeal and during this time, they will be without support. They will not be allowed to work or have any benefit income. So as a community we need to be prepared to provide for their basic needs. We are raising funds so that we are ready. We expect we will have other destitute asylum seekers and refugees in future too. Our respected partners at Clitheroe Salvation Army will hold the money in a special account.

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      Sep 26, 2016

      Thank you for doing this

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      Sep 16, 2016

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      Sep 15, 2016

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    K MARSHALL

    K MARSHALL

    Ribble Valley District, United Kingdom

    I live in Clitheroe and I have been manager of Ribble Valley Citizens Advice Bureau since 2008. We are an advice team of 20 people. We work closely with Clitheroe Salvation Army, Ribble Valley Food Bank and Clitheroe Churches in Partnership to support local people in hardship.

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