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Community Sponsorship volunteer Svenja Powell is one of the founding members of Canterbury Welcomes Refugees. The group first welcomed a Syrian refugee family in 2019: a mother and father, their two grown-up sons and their two primary-age children. Here Svenja tells us about lifting language barriers, a cautious introduction to Father Christmas and doorstep story-telling during lockdown.
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October 11th, 2020
Wendover was due to welcome a refugee family in March 2020 when the UK's resettlement programmes were suspended due to Covid-19.
May 21st, 2020
Abdullah Alkhalaf explains how Community Sponsorship impacted him and calls for more people to sponsor refugees.