On the 1st December 2018, a hundred people gathered in Truro to listen to and discuss the possibilities of Sanctuary in Cornwall.
Paddy Dowling described his work in refugee camps around the world, students from MBA talked about the welcome they received in the United States, Gulwali Passarlay shared his story of arriving in the UK from Afghanistan, Esme Page showed us the wonderful work of Cornwall Hugs and Manda Brookman proposed “Sanctuary as a verb”.
It was an emotional and uplifting day of deep discussion, shared food and new connections.
Falmouth & Penryn Welcome Refugee Families is a group formed in April 2018, inspired by a collective wish to help some of the people whose lives have been devastated by the ongoing civil war and conflict in Syria.
£9,000 is needed urgently to secure a safe and welcoming home for a refugee family fleeing war in Syria.