On December 7th a team of parishioners from CPG and local Anglican Parishes, known as “Camino Guildford”, were delighted to welcome a Syrian family into their new home in Guildford. The family moved from Syria to Turkey 6 years ago fleeing from the war and has now moved to the UK via the Community Sponsorship Scheme whereby a local community group undertakes to support a refugee family and help them to resettle here.
The family comprises the two parents and their youngest son who is 16 years old. His 4 older brothers remain in Turkey and Syria. Thankfully they have not been affected by the recent disastrous earthquakes.
Since they arrived the team has been busy helping them to integrate into our education, health and welfare systems and to learn English. We will continue this process during the coming months.
This project has been co-funded by the CPG Refugee Support Fund and the Anglican Parishes.
If you would like to receive occasional updates by email on this project and the work of the CPG Refugee Support Fund, you can join our email group called “The Friends of the RSF” by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to Alan Hughes and Michael Combes for this account of the fundraising dinner which took place in St. Pius Hall on 19th October 2019, and of the CPG Refugee Support Fund.