Moved by the current refugee crisis arising from conflict in Syria on 12 October we held the first meeting of Millthorpe’s Refugee Action Group.
The group’s aim is to learn more about the causes of the current refugee crisis and to take action to support vulnerable families who have been given sanctuary in York. The group has made contact with Refugee Action York (RAY), a registered charity established in 2002, and supported by City of York Council.
RAY provides advice and guidance to families granted refugee status or seeking asylum in York. It has a hardship fund that is used to support refugee families who find themselves in extreme financial difficulties.
On Friday 11 December Millthorpe’s Refugee Action Group is organising a non-uniform day and other fundraising activities in support of RAY’s hardship fund.
You can find out more about RAY and the work they do by visiting their website www.refugeeactionyork.org