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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BEACON Christmas appeal 2019!

Will you stand in solidarity with those seeking shelter and safety and give a Christmas gift of hope and joy to someone seeking asylum in Bradford?  We need help this Christmas to offer welcome and hospitality to those seeking safety and sanctuary in Bradford, so that we can:  * Open warm homes to destitute asylum seekers who would otherwise spend the festive season on the streets   * Provide refreshments, care and warmth to asylum seekers at a time of extreme stress and uncertainty at the Phoenix House immigration and asylum tribunal centre   * Offer a […]

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Help develop and support our work – join our Trustees!

We are seeking new trustees! We are seeking additional trustees to govern BEACON and help shape the future of the organisation. We are looking for skilled and committed individuals to join the unpaid Board of Trustees. The Board is collectively responsible for the governance and strategic direction of BEACON. Successful applicants will be expected to take an active role in ensuring the organisation works towards its key vision, objectives and goals. We are especially interested in applicants with lived experience in seeking asylum in the UK. We would also love […]

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We are recruiting!

Join our small, dedicated team and help improve the lives of asylum seekers in Bradford! BEACON is seeking to appoint 2 x Project Coordinators to manage our CHAT English Club and CHAT Phoenix House projects: CHAT English Club Coordinator  BEACON is a small Christian charity working to support the needs of asylum seekers in Bradford. The role of the CHAT English Club Co-ordinator is to ensure the smooth running and delivery of the CHAT English Club. The club offers English conversation classes to asylum seekers and other members of the […]

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