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Closed 30/11/2019

13%
£670
raised of £5,000 target by 10 supporters

    Weʼve raised £670 to Stockport Refugees

    Stockport Baptist Church, Thomson Street, Stockport SK3 9DR
    Funded on Saturday, 30th November 2019

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    Since Nov 2015, we have seen a steady stream of Iranian asylum seekers arrive at our church - most of them after fleeing persecution in Iran for converting to Christianity from Islam. We have baptised over 40 of them and helped many more with their asylum claims, housing needs, family situations and the various problems they face trying to establish a new life for themselves in a foreign country.

    Our most pressing need is some accommodation for those who have been refused visas and have been made destitute by the Home Office. They are not allowed to work, do not receive any benefits, cannot legally rent any accommodation and are in limbo , waiting to apply for a 'fresh claim'.

    We currently have 4 of our asylum seekers in this situation and are trying to support them with food, pocket money, transport costs and somewhere to stay. We have managed to acquire a small 3 bedroomed shared apartment in the centre of Stockport temporarily, in which we are able to put up to 3 destitute asylum seekers but we need to cover the cost of the rent of approximately £400 a month.

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    • Stephen Hough1 year ago
      Stephen Hough

      Stephen Hough

      1 year ago

      In addition to the £570 raised online, we have also raised another £1235 offline making a grand total so far of £1805! Many thanks to all our wonderful supporters who have made this possible. As the numbers of destitute asylum seekers grows in Stockport, access to this accommodation becomes even more critical.

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    2 years ago

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    10

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 18, 2019

      Well done for all the wonderful support you have provided, you do an amazing job and we are blessed to know our Iranian friends xxx

      £100.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 6, 2019

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 2, 2019

      £40.00

    • Linda

      Linda

      Apr 27, 2019

    • Sol

      Sol

      Apr 25, 2019

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 4, 2019

      £100.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 4, 2019

      £100.00

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    Stephen Hough

    Stephen Hough

    Stockport Baptist Church, Thomson Street, Stockport SK3 9DR

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