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A decade or so ago a small group began to meet, to listen to the stories of those seeking sanctuary in Bradford. Since then we’ve walked alongside several hundred asylum seekers: many were given hope when someone believed their story; they did not feel so alone. Some stories and words of appreciation are included in this year’s Annual Report. We hope they capture the excitement and joy of the day held at Kala Sangam. As plans were made we had no idea there would be an international crisis, as European […]
On the 19th June 2013, as part of the Refugee Week celebrations in Bradford, around 60 BEACON staff, volunteers, supporters and friends gathered in Centenary Square to begin our fourth annual Walk for Justice. We were joined by the Lord Mayor, who came down to speak about the plight of those seeking asylum in Bradford and to wish us well as we set off on our way to Waterside Court Home Office Reporting Centre. Waterside Court is the final point of our walk and a destination familiar to many asylum […]
Refugee Week provides an opportunity for us to celebrate the contributions that asylum seekers and refugees have made, and are making, to our communities. There are lots of exciting events in Bradford throughout Refugee Week, see below for more information. BEACON’s annual sponsored Walk for Justice will be taking place on Wednesday 19th June. We would like to invite you all to walk in solidarity with us to highlight the plight of those seeking sanctuary in the Bradford District. We will be meeting in Centenary Square, Bradford at 10am and […]
March has seen us say goodbye to our CHAT Development Worker, Fiona Bououden, we thank her for all the work and passion she has put into CHAT since she started with us in 2011 and wish her and her family well. Eleanor Wood will be taking over the role and we are sure she will be a great addition to the team. The time has come around again for us to start planning Refugee Week. Our annual Walk for Justice will be taking place on Wednesday 19th of June – […]
BEACON’s third annual Walk for Justice Our third annual Walk for Justice took place this year on 20th June 2012 (the only sunny day in June!). We walked from Centenary Square in Bradford to Waterside Court in Leeds to highlight the plight of asylum seekers in Bradford who are required to report on a regular basis, many of whom are destitute, have no access to funds and must make the journey on foot. A group of around 35 staff, volunteers, asylum seekers, refugees and friends walked over ten miles to […]