When the body of little Aylan Kurdi was found washed up on a Turkish beach on 15 September 2015 a cry of despair rang out around the world. The innocence of this tiny child, brutalised by a war he had no part in, brought home to many the true suffering of the Syrian people. This was the motivation for a like minded body of people in the peaceful suburbs of leafy Cheshire East to lobby their local council to accept the challenge of national government in finding homes for families fleeing the conflict. In the months that followed, Refugees Welcome (Cheshire East) was founded as an NGO charity working closely with local government officials.
Over the last seven years we have been able to find accommodation for several Syrian families as well as supporting and advising our Afghan Families, plus our Ukraine hosts and their guests.
None of this work would have been possible without your support and with the continued growth in refugees through reasons of economic, famine persecution and war, which is increasing in the world day by day, our job is far from done.