Time to Take Action
Our Chapel has a long history of social action, especially in support of refugees. Our Hall was a shelter for Belgian refugees in WWII and we have supported two local Community Sponsorship projects to bring Syrian families into the country. Our focus for over 10 years has been to work with the homeless charity C4WS to provide a Cold Weather Shelter and the guests have often been marginalised people from overseas.
Now that C4WS's project will be run differently, with less need for volunteers, it is time for us to consider our social action commitments for the future. If you would like to join the discussion our where we should put our efforts, please email us.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
Many will have seen the distressing situation unfolding in Afghanistan and will want to know what can be done to support those fleeing to the UK. There are a number of organisations already providing support which you may wish to contact:
Little Village This charity collects and distributes clothing, toys and essentials for struggling families with children under 5. It has local collection points in Hampstead and a hub in Camden.
Care4Calais is collecting clothes, shoes, phones and other essentials at drop off points around the UK for Afghan Refugees.
Sebby's Corner has launched an Afghan Refugee appeal with ways to volunteer.
photo credit: UU Church of Birmingham, USA.