Refugees welcome here – meeting in Sutton 23 June

Refugee week meeting, Friday 23 June 2017, 7.30pm

at Sutton Quaker Meeting House, Cedar Road, Sutton

Sutton for Sanctuary, Sutton for Peace & Justice and Refugee & Migrant Network Sutton invite you to a meeting to hear how refugees contribute to our community and how we can make them welcome here.

Hear the stories of how people who came to Sutton as refugees have contributed to our community.

And find out about what is being done to help today’s refugees establish a new home in Sutton.

No entry charge, donations will be taken.

Further details will be issued shortly.

Please reserve a place by email to or text to 07740 594496.

Refugee Week 20 – 26 June

20 to 26 June 2016 is Refugee Week.

Refugee Week is a UK-wide festival celebrating the contribution of refugees – this year’s theme is welcome. 20 June is World Refugee Day.

Refugee week logoThe Refugee Week website has more information and a national events calendar.

Follow Refugee Week on twitter at @RefugeeWeek with the hashtag #RefugeesWelcome.

Locally, Refugee and Migrant Network Sutton is holding a coffee morning to celebrate Refugee Week on Saturday June 25th, 10.00-12 midday at the Oasis, Trinity Church in Sutton (corner of Cheam Road/St Nicholas Way SM1 1DZ).

Supporters are welcome to drop in while they are in Sutton.

Refugee Action Kingston is celebrating 25 years of achievements with an evening of refugee performances on 20 June at All Saints Church, Kingston. The event is free, and donations will be taken – book a ticket here.

The South Bank Centre is marking Refugee Week with a series of talks, music and free events. Find out more on their website here.

In Brixton on 2 June, students from the Baytree Centre and volunteers from the Wonder Foundation will be celebrating Refugee Week, sharing food, activities and stories from their homes, past and present:

  • Tuesday, 21 June 2016 from 16:00 to 18:00 at The Baytree Centre, 300 Brixton Road, London, SW9 6AE. Free tickets here.