Christmas-time can be a lonely time for many people seeking sanctuary in the UK. What better way to get into the generosity of the Christmas spirit than by supporting many of the refugee organisations that continue to provide key services to refugees and asylum seekers around the UK.
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When you’re in a new country, the ability to communicate confidently in local languages is invaluable. Newcastle-based Action Foundation gives refugees and asylum seekers ‘the gift of words’ in their campaign to raise funds for language learning programmes.
We are SO excited to launch our special Gift of Words Appeal today! 📢
Will YOU help give the precious #GiftOfWords to people seeking sanctuary here?
All donations ensure more people benefit from our free English language classes. #TogetherWithRefugees https://t.co/WXTK1OORUY
— Action Foundation🧡 (@actionFdn) November 22, 2021
Support City of Sanctuary’s Winter Appeal and give the ‘Gift of Welcome’ to help them continue to build a movement across the country that creates a more positive and supporting environment for people seeking sanctuary.
This year, give the gift of welcome!🎁
We support a vibrant network, from councils to gardens, schools to libraries, all working to provide dignity & welcome to refugees – with your support we can do even more.
— City of Sanctuary UK 🧡 (@CityofSanctuary) December 8, 2021
Ensure Scottish Refugee Council can continue to provide essential services for people seeking sanctuary in Scotland. Their funds go to key services such as providing warm meals, supporting newly arrived families and ensuring that people are not left in the cold in winter.
Refugees in Scotland need your help this winter.
— Scottish Refugee Council 🧡 (@scotrefcouncil) December 3, 2021
The Govan Community’s Christmas Appeal supports the diverse local community of Govan, and refugees and asylum seekers throughout Glasgow. They host English classes, social groups, homework clubs, spaces for other local groups, and many other valuable community services.
🎄With the holidays fast approaching, GCP is launching its #Christmas Appeal! Please consider donating to support the #NewScots families we work with. Every donation/share is so appreciated.🎄#RefugeesWelcomehttps://t.co/i5SGrKk4MP pic.twitter.com/b91mUX1sDw
— Govan Community Project 🧡 (@GovanCP) November 23, 2021
Borderline is a theatre ensemble made up of people seeking sanctuary who tell their stories. They’re raising funds to support people in the harsh winters in Calais.
We are sickened by the new anti refugee bill and very worried by the fact that Calais lost its main funder. A dreadful winter for them all😔 As you know half of us were in their shoes only a few years back…
HELP US SUPPORT THEM❤️https://t.co/WdjEyZLSPp
— Borderline – PSYCHEdelight (@PSYCHE_delight) December 14, 2021
You can donate to KRAN’s year-round fundraiser that supports newly arrived young people in Kent with their language skills, and helps them transition into adult life in the UK.
At Christmas it’s easy to get caught up in the mad panic buying for that perfect gift.
— Emily Iona Stewart (@EIonaSt) December 21, 2021