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£821
raised of £5,000 target by 12 supporters

    Weʼve raised £821 to help run a drop-in centre for asylum seekers living at Napier Barracks

    Funded on Thursday, 8th June 2023

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    Every Wednesday since March 2021 a group of volunteers have come together to run a drop-in centre for asylum seekers housed at Napier Barracks in Folkestone, Kent. When we first opened the Napier Drop-in it was essential for the residents to have a welcoming, safe-space to seek advice and support and provide relief from their housing quarters. Over the past two years we have become a vital part of the support network for a transient population of destitute asylum seekers: around 300 residents at a time live at Napier Barracks for 60-90 days, so in a year the site can easily be home to more than 1,200 people who need our services to continue.

    The Napier Drop-In provides access to a range of different activities and services which are not provided on site, including impartial refugee advice services and access to legal support. We work alongside supporting NGOs including Samphire Project, Jesuit Refugee Services, The Trinity Benefice, Humans for Rights Network, Doctors without Borders, Hear Me Out, and Art Refuge.

    Activities include English language workshops, cooking, art and music therapy sessions and creative workshops to support mental health. One of our most popular activities is a T-shirt printing workshop - we are always blown away by the incredible designs and heartfelt messages for their loved ones. Many of the men have described the workshop as the 'best day ever'.

    In order to continue to run these workshops and provide support to the residents of Napier Barracks, we are seeking to raise £5,000 to fund materials, and to develop and expand the range of workshops we currently deliver. The money will also go towards essential items including refreshments, toiletries, basic phone chargers and headphones, English learning materials, and warm accessories such as hats and gloves.

    Our work was recently featured in The Guardian in a piece by Diane Taylor.

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      12

      • Kath

        Kath

        May 26, 2023

        Thanks for all you do. If any of the men recently transferred from the Prince of Wales Hotel in Gloucestershire come in, say the volunteers here are thinking of them.

        £20.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        May 5, 2023

        £12.05

      • Felicity Shemoon

        Felicity Shemoon

        Mar 21, 2023

        Wonderful initiative, thank you all 💗

        £100.00

      • Sophie Day

        Sophie Day

        Mar 21, 2023

        Thank you for what you do x

        £20.00

      • Kamel Lazaar

        Kamel Lazaar

        Mar 16, 2023

      • Sarah

        Sarah

        Mar 9, 2023

        Keep up the great work Sally!

        £10.00

      • Graham

        Graham

        Mar 6, 2023

        £10.00

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      Sally Hough

      Sally Hough

      I'm a Folkestone-based teacher and curator who has been working with refugees for over 4 years. I got involved as a volunteer supporting people at Napier Barracks when it first opened in September 2020.

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