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Emily Timlin

Emily is running the Brighton Marathon

Raising awareness of those in detention in the UK for Gatwick Detainee Welfare Group because all any of us want is to live freely and in safety

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  • Event: Brighton Marathon 2016, 17 Apr 2016

Gatwick Detainee Welfare Group

We visit people in detention at Gatwick to befriend and support them while detained

Charity Registration No. 1124328

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

GDWG is a non-political organisation supporting people held indefinitely in immigration detention at Gatwick.  Many asylum seekers are young, vulnerable, away from family, homeland, familiar culture or religion and are caught up in a system they do not understand.  Unlike those in prison serving custodial sentences, those held in immigration detention do not know how long they will be held for.

Isolated, many detainees become anxious and depressed.  Some have no legal advisor, others have placed money in the hands of firms who do little to represent them, whilst others with good solicitors are baffled by the legal language.  

Anxieties about loved ones left behind, the impact of detention and the slowness and incomprehensibility of the system often leave those in detention feeling powerless.

GDWG offers support as best it can, by providing trained volunteers who visit detainees, signposting to legal advice and support, and information on detention and the asylum/immigration system in 19 different languages.

Please help GDWG support those in immigration detention by giving anything you can and in return I'll attempt to limp 26.2 miles round Brighton. 

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

Anything you give is greatly appreciated and a fantastic incentive to make me run.  Thank you xx

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