Enjoy the beauty of Spring in Bradford’s parks!

We’ve arranged some short walks in the parks of Bradford which will run in small groups of 6 during the month of May – a chance for people seeking asylum and refugees to have social contact, fresh air and exercise, and enjoy nature! To register, please email Alice Sizeland on chat@beaconbradford.org or call 07754 228569  

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Join us online for Tuesday morning yoga sessions throughout the month of March!

We’re hosting online yoga sessions on Tuesday mornings throughout the month of March! The sessions will take place every Tuesday from 10-11am starting on Tuesday 2nd March. The sessions are FREE for refugees & people seeking asylum and PAYF for all other attendees. What is Yoga? Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to improve physical and mental wellbeing. What are the benefits of Yoga? improves strength and flexibility improves posture helps with concentration helps with stress and anxiety What equipment do I need? […]

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Online cooking classes with local vegan chef Sonia Sandhu!

BEACON is teaming up with Bradford-based vegan chef, Sonia Sandhu to host a free online cooking class for refugees and people seeking asylum on Thursday 4th February, 4.30-6pm. Following the success of the first class held in November 2020, we hope to be able to deliver these classes on a monthly basis in partnership with Sonia Sandhu. Ingredients will be delivered to participants in advance and there are 10 spaces available in the class. To register, please email chat@beaconbradford.org with name, contact number, and address by Tuesday 2nd February as […]

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BEACON Annual General Meeting – join us!

BEACON’s AGM will take place on Wednesday 27th January, 2021 at 7pm (via Zoom) This year we will be joined by guest speaker, Asumani Susho, of Bradford African Community. Join us to hear more about our work this past extraordinary year and our hopes and plans for the future. All welcome. Please email admin@beaconbradford.org to receive the Zoom link!

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Closure of CHAT Phoenix House project

We are sorry to announce that our CHAT project offering refreshments and support to asylum seekers waiting for appeal hearings at Phoenix House tribunal hearing centre has now had to officially close due to ongoing Covid restrictions. We would like to thank Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service for allowing us to deliver this support for so many years, our wonderful volunteers for all their hard work & dedication and all the court staff for making us so welcome. On a positive note, it seems that the streamlined processes in […]

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We’re recruiting new McKenzie Friends volunteers!

We’re looking for new McKenzie Friends volunteers to join our dedicated and dynamic team! McKenzie Friends volunteers support asylum seekers who have no access to legal representation, assisting them to access legal representation after an asylum refusal and accompanying asylum seekers to appeal hearings. This is a rewarding opportunity to improve the lives of some of our community’s most vulnerable people and is an interesting & fulfilling role.  Through the skills and commitment of our volunteers, asylum seekers are empowered to access justice. A role description is available to download […]

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McKenzie Friends jazz night – Sat 8th Feb!

Following on from the success of last year’s event, BEACON is hosting another ‘jazz night’ to raise funds for the McKenzie Friends project! This year the event will be held at the Kirkgate Centre, 39A Kirkgate, Shipley, on Saturday 8th February. Doors open at 7.30pm with live music from 8 til late! The Band Upstairs will once again treat us to an eclectic mix of vocals and instrumentals, some well-known numbers and some surprises…! Fully accessible venue and licensed bar. £5 entry. Tickets can be purchased on the door. Raffle […]

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Annual General Meeting – 28th January 2020!

Join us for our Annual General Meeting and an evening celebrating our work over the past year. This year, we’ll be joined by guest speaker Inderjit Boghal, founder of the City of Sanctuary movement and recipient of the World Methodist Council Peace Award for 2018. All welcome. Please RSVP to admin@beaconbradford.org so we have an idea of numbers for catering purposes! Date and Time – Tuesday 28th January, 6pm start (buffet food available from 5.30pm) Venue – Millside Centre, 131 Grattan Road, Bradford

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Coffee and Carols

The wonderful Saint Arnolds Bradford ‘pub church’ and Bread + Roses co-operative cafe are hosting a ‘Coffee and Carols’ morning of festive singing led by ‘Free Spirit’ choir All funds raised will be donated to our work with asylum seekers in Bradford and surrounding areas Join us for a morning of drinking coffee and singing carols – all welcome! If you’re unable to join us but would like to support asylum seekers in Bradford, please consider making a donation to our Christmas appeal by clicking here

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