Farsley: Help support destitute asylum seekers at St John’s Church

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Funeral: St John's Church in Farsley

St John’s Church in Farsley will be providing a night shelter for up to 10 destitute asylum seekers next month – but needs YOUR help to make it happen.

The shelter will run between the 3rd and the 16th April – but organisers need help and donations.

Rev Hannah Lievesley said:

“Your generous donations will help us to support our guests with meals, drinks, laundry and bus passes.

“People seeking refugee protection in the UK are often at risk of homelessness and poverty. The UK’s asylum system is complex, and there are a number of points in the process where, because people have no recourse to public funds and no right to work, there is a risk of destitution.”

The church urgently need volunteers to:

  • Prepare & serve breakfast – 6.30am-9am
  • Prepare packed lunches – before 9am
  • Meet & greet with hot drinks – 6pm-8pm
  • Prepare & share evening meal – 6pm-8pm
  • Socialise or provide activity – 8pm-10pm
  • Stay overnight – two people each night, with one person awake – 10pm-7am

The essential training for all volunteers is this Saturday, 24th March, 11am – 1pm at St John’s Church.

Sign up now for as many or as few shifts as you can offer here , or contact Hannah directly at hannah.lievesley@outlook.com, tel: 0113-2103497.

If you can’t volunteer but would like to support the project financially, visit the JustGiving page.

The Rev Lievesley added:

“Perhaps you could sponsor a weekly bus-pass (£16.50), or food and laundry for a day (£5-£10)? Anything given to this JustGiving appeal will be used for this specific project and any excess funds raised will be donated to WYDAN (West Yorkshire Destitute Asylum Network).”



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