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 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
Participants are welcome to join the walk at any point. If you do not feel up to walking, you’d be welcome to join us in Centenary Square to see the walkers off or to greet walkers at the end of the route in the grounds of Kirkstall Abbey.
Things to plan for:
- Wear bright clothing and comfortable footwear for walking.
- Please check the weather before the walk. Bring sunscreen and a hat for sunny weather or rainproof clothing for rainy weather.
- Bring a lunch and plenty of water. You are invited to bring a picnic lunch to share if you can.
- Remember to plan your return journey home. We will have a limited number of spaces in cars returning to Bradford and can fund bus fares.
We would be grateful if you could publicise and share this event with friends and family.
Cheques can be made payable to BEACON, donate online here or cash donations are always welcome!
Your support is greatly appreciated.
We hope you can join us!
For further information or to sign up to take part in the walk, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01274 727525
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Paper sponsorship forms and the route of the walk can be downloaded below: