The Birmingham Declaration

The Birmingham Declaration was launched at the Sanctuary Summit 2014. It is a statement of principles and asks.

We are asking organisations to sign up that they agree to these principles.

To sign up to the Birmingham Declaration on behalf of your organisation, please send the following information to

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2014 Sanctuary Summit Communiqué
The Birmingham Declaration
The first Sanctuary Summit, 15th November 2014, Birmingham

Britain has a long tradition of offering protection to those fleeing persecution, many of whom have gone on to make a considerable contribution to our society. It also has a reputation for fairness and justice that is the envy of many other nations.

We believe that the great majority of British people are sympathetic towards those who come here seeking help and protection.

The position of refugees and migrants is being aggravated in Europe and in Britain in an unprecedented way. We can no longer just watch in silence as millions flee Syria and other war zones only to be warehoused in refugee camps and thousands drown in desperate attempts to reach the Western world across the sea. This is a matter of life and death.
We commit ourselves to work together to ensure that our great country continues to be a safe place for those fleeing persecution and a welcoming place for all people who come here to study, work or join family and who will work alongside us to build a just and fair society.
We commit ourselves today to a core set of principles and asks that will strengthen our collective efforts to protect the rights of strangers amongst us. Through these commitments we seek accountability and justice. We are asking our Parliament and our Government to take necessary steps to deliver that change.
These commitments tackle the causes and consequences of the very vulnerable position refugees and migrants find themselves in. They are within the scope of the international protection framework that Britain has been signatory to for decades.
Recognising that we all have a role to play, we are asking our Government to do all they can to ensure that:
1. All asylum seekers, refugees and migrants should be treated with dignity and respect.
All asylum seekers, refugees and migrants should be treated with dignity and respect.
We ask that the debate on immigration is conducted with care for the dignity of people who are vulnerable, who do not have a voice in the public domain and who have to suffer the consequences of inaccurate and inflammatory language. We appeal to all politicians and to the media to conduct the asylum debate responsibly, sticking to the facts and bearing these principles in mind.

2. A fair and effective process to decide whether people need protection should be in place.
We ask for a high standard of decision making on refugee protection cases. After years of very public failure, we demand a system that is fair and efficient and ensures protection for those who need it. People should have access to good quality legal advice and representation during the process, publicly funded when they are unable to pay. Not everyone is entitled to refugee status in Britain, but they are entitled to a fair process to determine if they are in need of protection.

3. No one should be locked up indefinitely.
We seek an end to the indefinite detention of asylum seekers and migrants. No one should be deprived of their liberty with no judicial oversight. Indefinite detention is unacceptable, costly and ineffective. We ask for a reasonable time limit to be introduced and other safeguards put in place to ensure the lawfulness and fairness within the system.

4. No one should be left sick or destitute in our society.
It cannot be right that people are left destitute in modern Britain, banned from working but denied support. Until they are granted protection and can work, asylum seekers should receive sufficient support to meet their essential living needs while in the UK. We are asking that those whose cases have taken more than six months to resolve, or who have been refused but are unable to return home, should receive permission to work. All of them should be allowed free access to NHS services

5. We should welcome the stranger and help them to integrate.
People should integrate, and we should help them to do so. We are asking for support for asylum seekers to be welcomed and befriended on arrival. To help them integrate and participate in the local community they should be able to learn English, with free tuition provided where needed.

We make a commitment to take action on these principles and asks together and translate them into collaborative actions in our organisations and communities locally and nationally.

We commit ourselves to work strategically together. We will come back next year to check our progress against these principles and asks and make plans for what needs to be done in the future, together. Below are the first of what we believe will be hundreds of organisations signing this declaration.

A B Charitable Trust – Sara Harrity, Director
Abigail Housing – Will Sutcliffe, Chair
After18 – Alison Birch, Manager & Sheila Mosley, Chair of Trustees
African Community Centre – Isioma Ikediashi, General Manager
African French Speaking Community Support (AFSCS) – Jacques Matensi-kubanza, Chair
Akollo Foundation – Stella Shyanguya, Chairperson & Founder
Amnesty International – Kate Allen, Director
Amnesty International Colwyn Bay Group – H. Alan McBrien, Secretary
Amnesty International Leeds Group​ – Val Self, Vice Secretary
Amnesty International Lytham St Annes and Blackpool Group – Glyn Eatock, Chair
Amnesty International Formby/Southport Group – Brian Plant,Chair
Amnesty International Wakefield Group -Simon Beresford, Chair
Anglo-Japanese Christian Ministries – Trevor Howard, Ministry Director
ArtReach – Samuel Javid, Project Manager
Article 1 – Madeleine Crowther, Research, Refugee and Campaigns
Ashton Church of the Nazarene – Rev Carl McCann, Senior Pastor
ASIRT (Asylum Support & Immigration Resource Team) – Dave Stamp, Project Manager
ASSIST Sheffield – Gina Clayton, Chair and Trustee Board Member
Asylum Aid – Wayne Myslik, Chief Executive
Asylum Justice – Emma Borland, Chair
Asylum Support Appeals Project(ASAP) – Hazel Williams, Director
Asylum Welcome – Kate Smart, Director
AVID (Association of Visitors to Immigration Detainees) – Ali McGinley, Director
Bail for Immigration Detainees – Celia Clarke,Director 
Balloons charity -Charles Holme, Chair of Trustee Board
Barnsley branch of Amnesty International – Maxwell Senior,Chairman
Barrow Cadbury Trust – Helen Cadbury, Chair
BEACON – Rev Rita Armitage, Chair
Beeston Quaker House – Tony Arnold, Corespondent
BERT Christian community, Pollokshields, Glasgow – Catriona Milligan, designated signatory
Better Leeds Communities – Taira Kayani, CEO
Birmingham Community Hosting Network – Lizzy Bell, Projects Coordinator
Birmingham Community Law Centre – Michael Bates, Manager
Birmingham Friends of the Earth – Roxanne Green, Campaigns Coordinator
Birmingham Progressive Synagogue – Rabbi Margaret Jacobi, Rabbi
Bradford LGB&T Strategic Partnership – Ann Kendal, Partnership Manager
Bradford Quakers – Hilary Browne, member of Bradford Quaker and Sylvia Sheard, Clerk
Bridge House Retreat and Refuge – Philip Mader-Grayson, Pastoral Leader
Brighton and Hove City of Sanctuary -Jenny Lansdell, Chair and Anna Hanssen, Admin Volunteer
Bristol Hospitality Network – Rachael Bee, Manager
Bristol Refugee Rights – Beth Wilson, Director
British Future – Sunder Katwala, Director
British Humanist Association – Andrew Copson, Chief Executive
British Isles North District Church of the Nazarene – Rev Philip McAlister, District Superintendent
British Red Cross – Jonathan Ellis, Head of Policy, Research and Advocacy
British Refugee Council – Maurice Wren, Chief Executive
Cambridge Ethnic Community Forum – Eddie Stadnik, Chief Officer
Cambridge Student PEN – Jamie Osborn, Executive Committee member
Cambridge University STAR – Shulamit Morris-Evans, President
Carriers of Hope, Coventry – Sue Sampson, Chair of trustees
CAST- Communities And Sanctuary seekers Together-Mara Chrystie, Secretary and Vally Kitenge, Chair CAST
Central England Area Quaker – Claire Bowman, Clerk
Christ Church Armley Community Projects (CCACP) – Meeting Point – Emma Crossley, Project Manager
Christ Church Denshaw PCC – Barry Ulyatt,Chair
Christ Church Friezland – Helene Betts, Treasurer
Christ the King Justice and Peace group, Coventry – Freda Lambert, Chair
Christians on the Left – Andy Flannagan, Director
Churches Refugee Network – Jonathan Clark, Bishop of Croydon, CRN Chair
Churches Together in Hall Green – Revd Lynn Britten, Chair
Churches Together in Wales – Aled Edwards OBE, Chief Executive Officer
City of Sanctuary – Alan Thomas, Chair of Trustees
City of Sanctuary Sheffield -Mike Reynolds, Chair of Trustees
CivicLeicester supports – Ambrose Musiyiwa, Facilitator
CLEAR (City Life Education and Action for Refugees) – Paul Leppitt, Project manager
Community Arts North West – Cilla Baynes MBE, Creative Director
Community On Board – Tom French, Founder
Cookhill Baptist Church -Jackie Morgan, Secretary
Counterpoints Arts – Áine O’Brien & Almir Koldzic, Co-Directors
Coventry City of Sanctuary – Craig Muir, Deputy Convenor
Coventry Law Centre – Sue Bent, Director
Coventry Methodist Central Hall – Revd Mark Rowland, Minister
Coventry Refugee & Migrant Centre – Sabir Zazai, Director
Crossings – Lucy Fairley, Chair of Trustees
Craftspace – Deirdre Figueiredo, Director
Cymru Cuba – Selwyn Williams, Chair
Cyrenians Cymru – Conrad Watkins, CEO / Prif Swyddog Gweithredol
Darwen Amnesty Internationalgroup – Irene Ryan, Chairperson
Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul – Sister Marie Raw DC,Provincial
Derby Cathedral– The Rev’d Canon Donald C Macdonald, Chair, Derby Cathedral Justice,Peace & Integrity of Creation Committee
Destitute Asylum Seekers Huddersfield (DASH) – Natja Thorbjornsen, Develpment Worker
Detention Action – Jerome Phelps, Director
Devon Development Education – Sue Kay, Chair of Trustees
Detention Forum – Eiri Ohtani, Co-ordinator
Devon Grapevine and Olive Tree -Tat Ruck, Online community manager
Displaced People in Action (DPIA) – Aled Edwards, Chair
Doctors of the World UK – Lucy Jones, UK Programme Manager
Doncaster Conversation Club – Janice Foster, Treasurer and Lead Organiser
Doncaster Faiths Together – Bishop Peter Burrows, Chair
Doncaster Quaker Meeting – Alan Robinson, Clerk
Dynamix – Eleanor Norton, Director
Easton Christan Family Centre – Rev Philip James Nott, Priest in Charge
Entraide UK – Ella Corden, Outreach Worker
Ethnic Youth Support Team – Rocio Cifuentes, Director
Evangelical Alliance Wales – Elfed Godding, National Director
Exeter City of Sanctuary group – Emma Finlinson, Project Coordinator
Exiled Journalists Action Group (EJAG) – Almamy A, A Taal, Executive Chair
Faith in Community Scotland – Martin Johnstone, Chief Executive
Falls Women’s Centre, Belfast – Nancy Graham, Project training and education worker
Family Refugee Support Project– Jennie Geddes, Director / Senior Counsellor
Finchley Reform Synagogue – Rabbi Miriam Berger,Principal Rabbi
Free Churches Group – Rev Dr Hugh Osgood, Moderator
Freedom from Torture – Susan Munroe, Chief Executive
Freshwinds – Mohammed Al-Rahim, Founder, President and CEO
Friends, Families and Travellers – Chris Whitwell, Director
GARAS – Adele Owen, Director
Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group – Nic Eadie, Director
Global Minorities Alliance – Manassi Bernard, Chief Executive
Govan and Craigton Integration Network – Isabel Harland, Project Manager
Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit – Denise McDowell, Director
Hall Green Quakers – Gill Coffin,Clerk
Hartlepool Voluntary Development Agency -Peter Gowland,Project Development Officer
Hikmat Devon CIC – Ella Huffman, Senior Administrator
Homes of Hope – Gary Stretton, Service Manager
Home-Start BGR, Cardiff – Jon Sait, Manager
Hope Community Project (Wolverhampton) – Sue Allen, Manager/Company Secretary
Hope Citadel Healthcare CIC – Laura Neilson, CEO
Hope Housing – Adam Clark, Chief Executive
Hope Projects (West Midlands) Ltd – Geoff Wilkins, Co-ordinator
HOST Nottingham – Stuart Brown, Trustee
Huddersfield Mission – Paul Bridges,Mission Manager
Hull City of Sanctuary working group – Peter Campion, hon. secretary
IBEX – Val Potter, chair of the Board of Trustees
Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA) – Alison Harvey, Legal Director
Incommunities Group Ltd – Jonathan Saynor, Manager Temporary Accommodation
Inspire United Reformed Church – Roz Hughes, Church Member & Non-Serving Elder
Interfaith Wolverhampton – Dr Harun Rashid, Chairman
International Care Network – James Davies, Chair of Trustees
International Committee for Rehabilitation Aid to Afghanistan ICRAA – Dr Sana Ul Haq Ahmadzai, Chairman and Trustee
Jesuit Refugee Service UK – Louise Zanre, Director
Jewish Council for Racial Equality – Dr Edie Friedman, Executive Director
JUST West Yorkshire – Ratna Lachman, Director
Justice First – Barbara Hungin, Chair of Trustees
Kairos UK – Flora Davies, National Coordinator
Kent Refugee Help – Sue Powell, Chair of Trustees
Keyhouse Graham Mynott, Head of Project
LASS – Celia Fisher, HIV Awareness & prevention Coordinator
Law Centres Network – Julie Bishop, Director
Leeds Asylum Seekers’ Support Network – Jon Beech, Director
Leeds Churches Together in Mission – Sue Hoey, Development Worker
Leeds City of Sanctuary – Matthew Neill & Joanna Spooner, Joint Coordinators
Leeds Quakers – Robert Keeble, co-clerk of Leeds Area Quaker Meeting
Leeds No Border – Emily Jennings, Campaigner
Leeds Tidal – Laura McFarlane-Shopes, Coordinator
Leicester Cathedral – Right Rev’d Tim Stevens, the Bishop of Leicester
Leicester Faiths Support Group for Asylum Seekers and Refugees – Albert W Mosley, Secretary
Leicester Human Rights & Arts Film Festival – Nerissa Fields, Events Coordinator
Leicester City of Sanctuary – Pam Inder, Coordinator
Leicester Parishes of the Abbey and the Holy Spirit – The Rev’d. Canon Barry Naylor, Urban Canon and Parish Priest
Leicester YMCA – Kathryn Hamylton, Chair
Liberal Democrats for Seekers of Sanctuary – Suzanne Fletcher, Chair
LINKES (SCIO) – Robert Smith, Chair
Liverpool Asylum and Refugee Association – Alhagi Alfatty, Chair
Liverpool Lighthouse – Modupe Omideyi, CEO
Local Aid, Swansea – Denise Inger, Chair
London Churches Refugee Fund – John Murphy, Trustee
Loughborough Local Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends – Mike Muller, Clerk
Loughborough United Reformed Church – John Henley, Church Secretary
Loughborough Town of Sanctuary – Helen D. Playdon, Secretary
Macclesfield & Bollington United Reformed Church – Barbara Davis, Secretary
Malvern Hills Amnesty Group – Ruth Forecast, Minutes secretary
Manchester Methodist circuit – Stuart Wild, Superintendent minister
Manchester City of Sanctuary – David Few & Jeff Morgan, Co-Chairs
Maternity Stream of the City of Sanctuary – Shelley Franklin-King, Maternity Stream Project Manger
Merseyside Refugee Support Network and Liverpool City of Sanctuary Group – Seana Roberts, Operations Manager
Metropolitan Church – The Rev Andy Braunston JP, Pastor
Middlesbrough Diocesan Justice and Peace Commission – Barbara Hungin, Chair of Trustees
Migrant and Refugee Communities Forum (The Forum) – Zrinka Bralo, Executive Director
Migrant Help – Jemal Dragoshi, Community Liaison /Volunteer Coordinator
Migrant Voice – Nazek Ramadan, Director
Migrants’ Rights Network – Don Flynn, Director
Migrants Union (MU) – Almamy A.A Taal, Chair
Missionary sisters servants of the Holy Spirit – Sr. Adelina Tao-ing, member
Musicians without Borders – Lis Murphy, UK Director
NAT (National AIDS Trust) – Deborah Gold, Chief Executive
National Museum Wales -Janice Lane – Director of Learning, Exhibitions and Digital Media
NAWO (National Alliance of Women’s Organisations) – Annette Lawson, Chair
Nazarene Theological College – Deirdre Brower-Latz, Principal
NESTAC Charity – Christina Fonthes,Volunteer Coordinator, Communications and Media Officer
Newcastle Law Centre – Jayne Edwards, Director
Newport & District Refugee Support Group – Emmy Chater, Chair
Nightstop Devon -Kevin Hunter, Nightstop Coordinator
NLS Solicitors – Louise Fenney, Solicitor / Partner
No Limits South – Annabel Hodgson, CEO
North of England Refugee Service – Mohamed Nasreldin, General Manager and Philip Latham, Trustee
Northcliffe Church Shipley – Tim Billingsley, Senior Elder
Northern Refugee Service – Jim Steinke, CEO
Nottingham Arimathea Trust – Caron Boulghassoul, Project Manager
Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum – Fiona Cameron, Manager
Oasis Cardiff – Reynette Roberts, Chair
OASIS Church– Rob Hooper, Pastor
Oldham Baptist Church – Elaine Lunn, Secretary
Oldham Unity – Phillida Shipp, Chair
b>Open Door (North East) – Paul Catterall, Chief Executive Officer
Olton Baptist Church – Tim Fergusson, Minister
Opera North – Madeleine Thorne, Community Engagement Manager
Open Doors International Language School – Cassie Roberts, CEO
Oxfam Cymru – Kirsty Daies, Head
Oxford City of Sanctuary Group – Jo Moffett-Levy, minute taker
Peoples Arts Collective, Leicester – Bobba Cass, Convener
Persian LGBT Advisory Services – Mazyar Shirali, Director
Peterborough African Community Organisation – Dan Cissokho, Director
Platforma Arts + Refugee Network – Tom Green, Coordinator
Platt Halpern Solicitors – Kathy Cosgrove, Solicitor
Pod Collective – Emily Hayes, Director
Praxis – Sally Daghlian, Chief Executive
Quaker Asylum and Refugee Network – QARN – Sheila Mosley, Member of Steering Group
Race on the Agenda (ROTA) – Andy Gregg, Chief Executive
Red Leicester Community Choir – Jane Bursnall, Musical Director
Red Sun – Arian Taugozi, Chairman
ReachOUT -Jess MacIntyre, Founder & Chair
Redditch One World Link -Jackie Morgan, Secretary
Reading International Solidarity Centre – Martin Mikhail, Centre Coordinator
Reading Refugee Support Group – Nick Harborne, Director
Refugee Action – Dave Garratt, Chief Executive
Refugee and Migrant Network Sutton – Lorri Dawson, Vice Chair
Refugee Support Devon – Abigail Grace, Project Development Manager
Refugee Survival Trust – Diana Rix, Coordinator
Refugee Welcome Trust Amy Lythgoe, Trustee
Refugee Week UK – Jess Linton, Coordinator
Regional Refugee Forum North East – Karen Kavivi Harrison, Chair of Board of Trustees
René Cassin – Sam Grant, Campaigns Director
Restore, Birmingham Churches Together – Shari Brown, Coordinator
RETAS Leeds – Roger Nyantou, Director
Right to Remain – Michael Collins, Director
Rights in Exile – Dr Barbara Harell-Bond, Director
RSVP (Rape and Sexual Violence Project) – Lisa Thompson, Chief Executive
Saddleworth Team Anglican Churches – Revd Dr Christopher Halliday, Team Rector, UK – William Nicholas Gomes, Human Rights Ambassador
Salford Elim Church – Neil Hudson, Minister
Salford Forum for Refugees and People Seeking Asylum – Wilson Nkurunziza, Chairperson
Samphire – Juliette Wales, Chair of Trustees
Santé Refugee Mental Health Access Project – Ruth Appleton, Co-ordinator
Schumacher North – Anna Harris, Chairperson
Scottish Detainee Visitors – Kate Alexander, Coordinator
Scottish Refugee Council – Gary Christie, Head of Policy and Communications
Sheffield Conversation Club – Ralph Hancock, Chairman of Trustees​
Sheffield Young Carers Project – Sara Gowen, Managing Director
Shipley Baptist Church – Revd Dr Keith G Jones MA FRHistS FCMI, Team Enabler
SNAP Cymru – Denise Inger, Chief Executive
Soft Touch Arts – Helen Pearson, Co-director
Solace Surviving Exile and Persecution – Anne Burghgraef, Clinical Director
Southampton City of Sanctuary – Dennis Cooke, Coordinator
Southampton and Winchester Visitors Group – Anne Leeming, Chair
Southampton Voluntary Services – Jo Ash, Chief Executive
South Manchester Family Church – Steve Taylor, Team Leader
South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group(SYMAAG) – David Price, Executive Member
St Ambrose Barlow RC Church, Hall Green – Canon John Gunn, Parish Priest
St Augustine’s Centre – Vicky Ledwidge, Project Leader
St Chad’s Sanctuary – Sr. Margaret Walsh,Manager
St Cuthbert and The First Matryrs’ Catholic Primary – Rachel Winnery, Deputy Head
St. Gregory’s RC Church, Sileby, Leicestershire – Paul Carroll, Chair, Justice and Peace Group
St James & Emmanuel Church – Revd Dr Nick Bundock, Team Rector
St Mark’s Church – David Price, Secretary
St Mary’s Church Greenfield, Saddleworth-Revd. Barbara Christopher, Ordained Local Minister and Asst Curate
St Vincent de Paul Society(England & Wales) – Adrian Abel, President & Chair of Trustees
St Vincent de Paul Society (Scotland) – Jim McKendrick, National President,Chair of Trustees and Directors
Still Human Still Here – Mike Kaye, Advocacy Manager
Stop Hate UK – Andrew Bolland, Partnerships and Contracts Manager
Student Action for Refugees – STAR – Emma Williams, Chief Executive
Summit House Support Ltd – Gaynor Brooke, Business & Enterprise Director
Supporting the Local Community at St Aidan’s (SLC St Aidan’s) – Revd Diana Zanker, Trustee
Survivors Speak Out – Kolbassia Haoussou, Co-ordinator
Sunderland Friends of the Drop-in – Dorothy Ismail, Treasurer
Swindon and Marlborough Amnesty International Group – Emma Bushell, Secretary
Tai Pawb – Alicja Zalesinska,Director
Tees Valley of Sanctuary – Pete Widlinski, chair
The African Community Council for the Regions (ACCR) – Namakau Maambo, Project Manager
The Anchor Project – Indi Elcock, Project Co-ordinator
The ARC Project Blackburn – Miss Emily Jones, Project Coordinator
The Boaz Trust – Dave Smith, Founder
The British Institute of Human Rights – Stephen Bowen, Director
The Cathedral Chapter – Canon Richard White,Director
The Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth – Rt Rev. Philip Egan, Bishop
The Church at Carrs Lane– Rev Neil Johnson, Methodist minister
The Children’s Society – Lily Caprani, Director of Strategy and Policy
The Children’s Society, Helping Further & Destitution Project – Kerry Boffin, Project Co-Ordinator
The Children’s Society West Midlands – Jenny Mahimbo ,Programme Manager
The Crown Church – Martin White, Pastor
The Employability Forum – Beryl Randall, Director
The Ecumenical Officers of Churches Together in South Yorkshire – Paul FitzPatrick, Quaker representative
The Grange (Great Cressingham) – Ben Margolis, Co-Director
The Harbour Project for Swindon Refugees & Asylum Seekers – David Rowlands, Chair of Trustees
The (Hartlepool) Asylum Seekers and Refugees Group -Peter Gowland, Project Development Officer
The Junction, Derry/Londonderry – Maureen Hetherinton, Coordinator
The Mary Thompson Fund -Pete Widlinski, chair
The Network – tackling social exclusion – John Vincent, Networker
The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of Holy Trinity Church, Saddleworth – Dermot Foster, PCC Secretary
The Progressive Christian Alliance UK – Rev. David Gray, UK servant leader
The Refugee and Migrant Centre of Black Country – Arten Llazari, CEO
The United Reformed Church – John G Ellis, Moderator of the General Assembly
Tools For Solidarity – Stephen Wood, Secretary
Transitions London C.I.C. – Sheila Heard, Managing Director
Trinity Centre, Cardiff – Chloe Marong, Project Coordinator
Trinity Methodist Church, Handsworth – Rev Helen Jobling, Minister and Chair
Unite Union Branch – Dave Eatock, Branch Chair
United for Change – Anna, Turner founder and Estelle Worthington, facilitator
Urban Presence, Manchester – Dwight D Swanson, Chair of Trustees
Urban Village Medical Practice – Roz Hughes, Specialist Nurse Homeless Healthcare Team
Vincentians in Partnership – Paul Southgate, Director
Virtual Migrants Association – Kooj Chuhan, Director of Media and Visual Art
W. Brian Wilson & Son – Stephen Wilson, Partner
Waging Peace – Olivia Warham MBE, Director
Wallingford Baptist Church – Rachel Tole, Church Secretary
Wakefield City of Sanctuary -Brian Hamill, Chair
Welsh Refugee Council – Salah Mohamed, Chief Executive
West Yorkshire Playhouse – James Brining, Artistic Director
Welcome to Leeds – Matthew Neill, Coordinator
Wolverhampton City of Sanctuary – John Catley, Secretary
Women’s Aid Birmingham and Solihull – Nasheima Sheikh, Assistant Chief Executive
WomenCentre Kirklees and Calderdale – Louise Warner, Manager Mental Health and Well Being Service & Women in Exile- specialist Asylum and Refugee project
Word Jam – Dr Rich Goodson, Founder and co-director
York City of Sanctuary – Paul Wordsworth, Co-ordinator
York Ecumenical Justice and Peace group – Nan Saeki, Treasurer
York Minster – Helen Moore Community Engagement Officer
Young Roots – Roz Evans, Project Manager
Zimbabwe Association – Alan Wilkinson, Chair
Zimbabwe Community Group Northern Ireland – Ronald Tinofirei Vellum, Chairman
Zimbabwe Women’s Network-UK – Yvonne Marimo, Trustee


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