Walk For Justice 2018
BEACON’s annual sponsored Walk for Justice was held this year on Wednesday 20th June 2018 (World Refugee Day) as part of Refugee Week
Start: Centenary Square , Bradford
End: Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds
Length: 10 miles (approx!)
This year our chosen theme was 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 making significant numbers of initial wrong decisions on asylum claims. A lack of access to legal representation leaves many individuals to face the system alone and further delays of at least 2 months for an appointment to submit fresh asylum claims are common, during which time many will be left destitute. These failures place significant pressure and stress on those who are have already suffered greatly before they even arrive in the UK.
By taking part in this sponsored walk we are seeking to highlight these injustices and to raise money for BEACON’s work with asylum seekers and refugees in the Bradford area
You can still contribute…..
Cheques can be made payable to BEACON, donate online here or cash donations are always welcome!
Your support is greatly appreciated.