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LONDON CHURCHES REFUGEE FUND

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The London Churches Refugee Fund raises money to give small grants to organisations assisting destitute asylum-seekers in the London area.

Around 20,000 people claim asylum in the UK each year and over two thirds are initially rejected. "Failed" asylum-seekers may be left totally destitute: not allowed to work and receiving no state benefits, they struggle to stay alive with the help of friends or faith groups.

The London Churches Refugee Fund was set up in response to the needs of organisations meeting at the London Churches Refugee Network (LCRN). LCRN members range from individual churches assembling food parcels to large drop-in centres offering a range of services, advice and counselling. Though they achieve miracles with gifts in kind and volunteer help, some essential items need cash.

The Fund was set up to help and launched at Westminster Abbey in June 2007. Our funds are restricted to those who are destitute. In 2012 we provided over £15,000 in small grants to more than 20 organisations. Even small sums can literally be life-savers for destitute refugees. Please help by making a donation to this work.

Charity No: 1121108

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http://www.help4refugees.co.uk

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