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Closed 17/05/2018

raised of £750 target by 26 supporters

    Weʼve raised £755 to Help our friends James and Susan with legal fees to stay in the UK

    Funded on Thursday, 17th May 2018

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    Hello everyone,

    I'm fundraising to help James Jatta find the money to pay for a legal appeal hearing that will help James and his wife Susan stay in the UK.

    Many of you know James and Susan and what they do for their communities in Bristol. James came to the UK from The Gambia as a student 15 years ago, legally and with the right to work. Eventually he qualified as an AAT technician accountant and he is pursuing further studies in Chartered Accountancy (ACCA). He applied for leave to remain in the UK but since he was not recognised as an asylum seeker nor a refugee, his application was turned down and eventually even his right to work was revoked.

    Since then, James and Susan have lived in Bristol with no means of support. To help themselves and others, they look after a Bristol Hospitality Network house, with 10 other refugees and asylum seekers from all over the world who would otherwise be destitute.

    James and Susan contribute greatly to their communities on a voluntary basis: at St. Nick's church, at Bristol Hospitality Network (BHN) and at Bristol Refugee Rights (BRR) in their local area.

    It's not a lot of money to raise. We are not able to help James and Susan in many ways, but this is one small thing that we can do. We'd like to ask your help too, please.

    If you know James and Susan, and would like to contribute, please also add a comment to say why you want to help. It would really help James' appeal if he can get letters of commendation stating all the ways in which he and Susan are active in their community.



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      • Davidson  Sunday

        Davidson Sunday

        Feb 15, 2018


      • Anonymous


        Feb 9, 2018

        Great to see how well this fundraiser is doing and so very glad to see this support for James and Susan.

      • Anonymous


        Feb 9, 2018

        Best wishes

      • Anonymous


        Feb 2, 2018


      • Anonymous


        Feb 1, 2018

        All the best to you.

      • Anonymous


        Feb 1, 2018

        Visa fees are such an obstacle to life and justice- best wishes to you both.

      • Sanaa Qureshi

        Sanaa Qureshi

        Feb 1, 2018


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