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Chester city of Sanctuary Group

Our vision

“We hold the vision that the UK will be a welcoming place of safety for all and proud to offer sanctuary to people fleeing violence and persecution.” (City of Sanctuary UK 2017)

Our commitments

The City of Sanctuary group in Chester is part of a UK wide, grassroots movement working towards achieving this overall vision. We are committed to:

  • Promoting campaigns aimed at improving the experience of sanctuary seekers
  • Contributing to opportunities for friendship and solidarity between local people and those seeking sanctuary.
  • Awareness raising for those wanting to understand asylum and refugee issues
  • Acting as a link between local groups who support sanctuary seekers
  • Supporting organisations who wish to achieve ‘Place of Sanctuary’ status in recognition of their positive response to sanctuary seekers.
  • Co-ordination and organisation of events during Refugee Week.

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