NNRF works with refugees and asylum stages at all stages of their journey when they have arrived in the UK. Last year we helped almost 3000 people, providing legal and psychosocial support for asylum seekers, practical help for those who are destitute, help to integrate for people once they are granted refugee status, including ESOL classes, benefits advice, preparing for the job market and housing.
Every day we provide a hot meal for as many as fifty people in our community cafe, and a safe place where people can come and spend time. The current political climate means that the problems for this most vulnerable group of people in our community are more intense than ever before.
All this costs money, and while we make the best possible use of our 200+ volunteers (over 35% of whom are from the refugee communities), fundraising is a continual issue for us.
This Christmas, please spare a thought for those we help, the poorest and most rejected in our society. We make sure that a little goes a very long way.We spent over £10,000 on food for desitute rejected asylum seekers last year
– £10 provides enough staples to last for a week.
In 2017 we will have served more than 8,400 meals from our community cafe
– £20 will provide ingredients for a week.
Our youth group provides a safe, social space for unaccompanied children every week
– £30 pays the rent on the church hall we use for one week.
– £50 pays the costs for one asylum seeker to access ESOL classes for ten weeks – a vital service for those who might not otherwise be able to communicate at all
You can either donate as a one off, or make a monthly donation whilst becoming a member. Please help us to continue to support refugees and asylum seekers in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire in 2018.
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