Weʼre raising £5,000 to Stockport Refugees
- Stockport Baptist Church, Thomson Street, Stockport SK3 9DR
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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 Hough2 months 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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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
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