Walk For Justice 2018 BEACON’s annual sponsored Walk for Justice will be held this year on Wednesday 20th June 2018 (World Refugee Day) as part of Refugee Week Start: 9.30am, Centenary Square (leaving at 10am prompt), Bradford End: 4pm (approx.), Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds (TBC) Length: 10 miles (approx.) This year our chosen theme is to highlight the inefficiencies and delays in the asylum process. A recent report published by the Law Society found that 50% of asylum decisions are being overturned at appeal, highlighting that the Home Office is […]
Our 7th Annual Walk For Justice was a fantastic event: local groups from across Leeds and Bradford joined together to take a stand against the injustices in the asylum system and raise vital funds for BEACON. Read all about it!
Read all the latest news from BEACON and our projects in this printable version of our Summer Briefing. All change at BEACON! A lot has changed at BEACON over the last few months. New developments mean we are strengthening as an organisation and be better placed to support asylum seekers in Bradford. New People! We are delighted to welcome Sarah Shaw, our new Admin Assistant. Sarah will be supporting Lizzie in the office and looking after day-to-day financial admin. This new post came about after the retirement of our Treasurer […]
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 […]
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 […]