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

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 Hough6 months ago
    Stephen Hough

    Stephen Hough

    6 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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  • 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

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    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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Stockport Baptist Church, Thomson Street, Stockport SK3 9DR

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