Bermondsey Welcomes Refugees

Welcoming Refugee Families to Bermondsey & Rotherhithe

Fundraising for CITIZENS UK
raised of £24,000 target

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We build diverse local community alliances to work together for the common good.


We raised an amazing £12K to support our first refugee family who  arrived in June 2021 and are doing very well, adjusting to their new life in the UK. 

We now need to raise a further £12K for our application to welcome a second refugee family to the UK.  We will continue to fundraise to cover the cost to resettle them. 

Bermondsey Welcomes Refugees (BWR) was set up in August 2019 and now has a team of 20+ volunteers working to support and relocate vulnerable refugee families into Southwark, London.

The refugee crisis is the highest since WW2 with large scale camps unable to cope with supporting the very basic needs of most refugees. Our aim is to support vulnerable families to resettle in the UK as part of the UK government Community Sponsorship Scheme.
BWR is required, through the scheme, to support each families resettlement to the UK and support them for up to two years after their arrival, helping them to build a new and sustainable life. The support covers all aspects of everyday life including housing, employment, language skills, education, healthcare and much more. 

We have partnered with Citizens UK, a registered charity, who help organise communities to act together for power, social justice and the common good. 

We raised an amazing £12,000 to successfully resettle our first refugee family in 2020 but we now need to raise a further £12,000 to help support a second family.  Any donations will be greatly received to help such a worthy humanitarian cause. 

Contact us


Twitter: @BermondseySpon1

Facebook: @BermondseyWelcomesRefugees 

Instagram: @bermondseyrefugees


About the charity


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We are the biggest community alliance in Britain, bringing together hundreds of faith, education, labour and residents' groups in communities across the UK. Citizens UK encompasses the Living Wage Foundation, Sponsor Refugees and PACT.

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+ £1,842.68 Gift Aid
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