About City of Sanctuary Bolton
City of Sanctuary is a national movement committed to building a culture of hospitality and welcome, especially for refugees seeking sanctuary from war and persecution. City of Sanctuary’s network of local groups includes over 50 towns and cities across the UK and Ireland, all working to build to building this culture of welcome across every sphere of society. For many years Bolton has offered a home to people whose lives were in danger in their own countries. Many have lost their…
local refugees enjoyed a spring walk last weekend round three reservoirs and woodland north of Bolton organised by our friends Bolton Station Community Rail Partnership and with thanks to Northern Rail for free rail tickets
BOLTON: a Station of Sanctuary?
What is the first thing that a refugee arriving in a large town or city sees? Typically, it will be…
Annual Celebration and General Meeting
Hot food, guest speakers, visit from the Mayor, fashion show, poetry, drama, exhibition stalls, good company – and AGM. All supporters welcome!
Cycling for Sanctuary on World Refugee Day
AGM next Thursday 26 April
City of Sanctuary Bolton – AGM – Thurs 26 April 2018
Raising the profile of Sanctuary with our MPs
City of Sanctuary Bolton supporters have been out and about talking to our local MPs about the issues affecting refugees and asylum seekers in the town. Karen & Malcolm (left) met David Crausby MP (Bolton NE) at the national Sanctuary in Parliament event in November, whilst Ian & Shaheda (right) are seen on either side of Yasmin Qreshi MP (Bolton SE) at a local day of action on homelessness in December. Our group secretary, Pam, met Chris Green MP (Bolton…
Shared lunch for refugees and friends in Bolton
CoS Bolton celebrates first anniversary!
Thursday 6th April will be our 1st anniversary celebration for City of Sanctuary Bolton 7pm onwards at the Friends Meeting House Silverwell Street BL1 1PP a welcome from the Mayor of Bolton, hot food, information stalls, speakers and entertainment from friends within the local refugee community all supporters welcome – we would like to invite you to share in our achievements over the past year and to help us plan for the future
Hosts urgently needed to offer a spare room for destitute asylum seekers
Dear Friends 1) can you offer a room? · A local agency has been in touch to ask if we can find a host for a male asylum seeker who is due to become destitute at the end of this month. He’s currently seeking a new application for section 95 support, but will have no accommodation from the 30th January and he has no friends or family that can support him while his asylum…