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Why are we walking?

The term “legal advice” is hard to explain to sponsors. Oddly, fundraising for homeless people’s charities is much easier but advice agencies are the front line when it comes to preventing and curing homelessness, especially for children and families.

The same applies for helping older housebound people, trafficked women and children, domestic slaves and severely disabled people.

Very few people know that legal advice centres help these people every day. It’s what they do!

On the 21st of May, the Notre Dame Refugee centre team is walking to raise money for the same reasons, help the refugees and the asylum seekers.

Up to know, We have registered almost 60 walkers and today over 6000£ sponsorship, which is great .

Lets keep it up !! You can donate here

Thanks to everyone!!!

Please find the route maps for the 10km walk around London.

1- Legal walk river route

2- Legal walk park route

And don’t forget our sponsorship link

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/NDRC18

More information next week

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On March 22nd Jonathan Bartley, co-leader of the Green Party visited the Centre with Azadeh Hosseini. Together they have been visiting Centres around the UK to better inform themselves about refugee and asylum issues, and in particular to promote their campaign to end indefinite detention.


Jonathan had taken the step of restricting himself to living on £5 a day for a week in solidarity with single asylum seekers receiving asylum support.

Azadeh is herself a refugee. They were impressed with the Centre’s activities and stayed for lunch in the café where they could chat with volunteers and visitors

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  • Notre Dame Refugee Centre

– 1 full time and 5 part-time staff

– 1 consultant counsellor

– 4 advice workers

– 25 general café volunteers and 3 cooks

– 15 volunteers activity leaders

(Health, ESOL, sewing, art, emplyment, website, drama/yog, massage..)

– 5 client volunteers

An average 86 visitors on each of the twice weekly Drop In sessions

– 7 newcomers each Drop In day

– 1300 active Centre users

– 81 different countries of origin

– 48 clients granted Further or Indefinite Leave to Remain

– 6 families reunited and further applications still pending

– 22 benefits applications successful

– Links to many other refugee service providers

We Need Your Support Today!

DUE TO CORONAVIRUS, WE'VE TAKEN THE DECISION TO CLOSE ALL DROP-IN SESSIONS WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT AND UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. 

 

IF YOUR ARE IN NEED OF ADVICE, PLEASE CALL 0207 440 2669 TO SPEAK TO AN ADVISER BETWEEN 10.30 & 13.30 ON FRIDAYS. 

Notre Dame Refugee Centre

Postal address:

Notre Dame Refugee Centre

5 Leicester Place, London
WC2H 7BX

Physical address: 

Maison Pierre Chanel

16 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7LE

Email: info@notredamerc.org.uk

Phone: 020 7440 2668

Immigration advice line:

0207 440 2669 (10.30-13.30 on Fridays)

Registered Charity: 1177990

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