Welcome to BEACON's Walk for Work fundraising page!
On Wednesday 19th June 2019, we'll be walking from Bradford to Leeds raising awareness of the campaign to Lift the Ban on the right to work for asylum seekers. The impact on asylum seekers of not being able to work is devastating - denying them of dignity and purpose and de-skilling them of any expertise and skills they may have brought with them to the UK. We're calling for an end to this cruel policy, along with more than 170 other Lift the Ban coalition members.
All funds raised will go to BEACON's work providing welcome, hospitality and support to asylum seekers in Bradford. Please dig deep to support us!
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BEACON has three projects which address the injustices in the asylum system. Our Hosting Project offers accommodation in volunteer households to destitute asylum seekers who have been refused Leave to Remain: our guests cannot return to their home countries and yet they are unable to claim any benefits or work to support themselves. Our McKenzie Friends volunteers support refused asylum seekers without access to legal aid: accompanying them to appeal hearings and supporting them to gather new evidence. Our CHAT Phoenix House Project offers a friendly face and a listening ear to those waiting for their appeal to be heard at the Tribunal Centre in Thornbury, and our CHAT English Conversation Club helps non-native speakers gain confidence and combats isolation experienced by many in the asylum system.
Registered Charity No.1119463