Tuesday 29th November 2016, 6pm – 8.30pm, The Delius Arts & Cultural Centre. Join us for an evening of free food, engaging speakers, the presentation of our 2015/16 Annual Report and the chance to hear about our work and our plans for the future.
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!
Do you want to help support asylum seekers who have no where else to turn? McKenzie Friends support asylum seekers who have no access to legal representation at their appeal hearings and to gather new evidence to submit a fresh claim for asylum. Join us!
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 […]
Read all the latest news from BEACON and our projects in this printable version of our Winter 2015/16 Briefing.
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 […]
It has been a busy few months at BEACON as we prepare to celebrate our 10 year anniversary whilst managing a general increase in demand on all of our projects. Much is changing in the refugee sector and Bradford in particular is experiencing high levels of new arrivals. Get the latest news from BEACON with information on our up coming events and updates on our projects.
For this edition of our briefing, I’d like to introduce myself as Beacon’s new coordinator and to thank Kezia Rooke for the excellent work she did during her tenure. I also want to thank Beacon’s many volunteers who have gone above and beyond in this period of transition, not to mention Touchstone staff who have made me feel very welcome here. I’ve worked to improve the lives of refugees and asylum seekers in both the US and UK, and I’m repeatedly impressed by the people of Bradford who dedicate themselves […]
Our AGM took place in November, at the Delius Arts & Cultural Centre in Bradford. We were delighted that so many of you could join us and very encouraged by the sea of new faces! Throughout the meeting, we said goodbye and THANK YOU to Judy Midgley, for all the hard work and passion she has put in to BEACON over the years, both as an employee and a member of the Executive. A talk from Mark Taylor, of The Taylor Partnership in Bradford, discussing the barriers to justice facing […]
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 […]