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Christmas appeal 2019

31 January 2020

Raised out of £ 1000.00 target

£ 1501.40

Including Gift Aid: £ 1529.01
Raised offline: £ 1371.40

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Will you stand in solidarity with those seeking shelter and safety and give a Christmas gift of hope and joy to someone seeking asylum in Bradford?

We need your help this Christmas to offer welcome and hospitality to those seeking safety and sanctuary in Bradford

Help us reach our target of £1,000 by the end of 2019!

* £5 will pay for an asylum seeker to travel to an appointment for legal advice with a solicitor

* £20 will provide a weekly allowance to a hosted asylum seeker to meet basic needs

* £25 will pay for a return coach trip to London for an appointment with a psychiatrist in support of an asylum claim

* £30 will pay for some new resources for our CHAT English Conversation Club

* £40 will pay for an interpreter for an hour long appointment with a legal advisor

* £60 will pay for a monthly bus pass for an asylum seeker to travel around the city to appointments and activities

Bradford Ecumenical Asylum Concern

BEACON is a small charity which addresses the varied needs of the many asylum seekers that find themselves in the Bradford district. We aim to foster a culture of welcome and hospitality alongside the provision of practical support.

The Hosting Project offers accommodation in volunteer households to destitute asylum seekers who would otherwise be street homeless: our guests are not entitled to claim benefits and are denied the right to work to support themselves.

Our McKenzie Friends volunteers support asylum seekers who have no access to legal representation - accompanying them to appeal hearings and supporting them to gather new evidence.

The CHAT Phoenix House volunteers offer a warm welcome and refreshments to people waiting for appeal hearings at the local tribunal centre in Thornbury, which can often be a hugely stressful experience. 

The weekly CHAT English Conversation Club offers a place to practise English, gain confidence and combat isolation, in a fun and friendly environment.

Registered Charity No.1119463

Recent Donations



25 December 2019

£ 10.00

+ £ 2.50 Gift Aid


17 December 2019

£ 20.00

+ £ 5.00 Gift Aid


15 December 2019

£ 20.00

+ £ 5.00 Gift Aid


08 December 2019

£ 30.00

+ £ 7.50 Gift Aid


08 December 2019

Thank you for doing this unrecognised work.

£ 50.00

+ £ 12.50 Gift Aid