Dolly Church

Dolly and Elinor's fundraiser for Bail for Immigration Detainees

Fundraising for Bail for Immigration Detainees
£744
raised of £500 target
by 15 supporters
Event: Hackney Half Marathon 2024, on 19 May 2024
Join our Hackney Half team raising funds for our work providing free legal advice to help people get out of detention and appeal their deportation.

Story

This year we're running the Hackney Half Marathon to raise money for Bail for Immigration Detainees. BID provides free legal advice and representation to people held in detention.

All across the UK, from Heathrow, County Durham to South Lanarkshire there are 'Immigration Removal Centres' in which thousands of migrants are detained. Some are detained for indefinite periods, with no understanding of when they will be released.

Some detention centres are placed nearby airports, intended to make it easier to remove people from the UK. With the recent legal changes, including the so-called 'Illegal Migration Act', the Home Office is trying to increase its capacity to detain people who are subject to immigration control. That means reopening detention centres, cramming more people in, and above all, it means more fear and confusion in our communities.

It's worth saying there are still very limited options for people to actually be removed (to Rwanda, or other countries in Europe), so people are likely to be detained for longer.

Research from 2023 shows that of the 15,864 people detained in 2023, 61% were ultimately bailed, meaning that in the majority of cases, the Home Office is using its powers to detain unlawfully and excessively.

We know there is extremely limited access to legal advice in detention. The vital work that Bail for Immigration Detainees does goes some way towards addressing this. It is so important that people have access to legal advice to help them challenge their own detention.

Our fundraising target is £500: enough to keep BID's advice phone line running for two weeks.

Thank you!

About the campaign

Join our Hackney Half team raising funds for our work providing free legal advice to help people get out of detention and appeal their deportation.

About the charity

Bail for Immigration Detainees

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Bail for Immigration Detainees is an independent charity that exists to challenge immigration detention in the UK. We provide legal advice and representation to migrants detained in removal centres and prisons to help them secure their release and/or appeal their deportation, alongside research and policy advocacy to effect change.

Donation summary

Total raised
£743.74
+ £153.75 Gift Aid
Online donations
£743.74
Offline donations
£0.00

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