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Whitechapel Welcomes Refugees launches housing awareness drive

Whitechapel Welcomes Refugees (WWR) is a community group working to bring a Syrian refugee family to Tower Hamlets during 2019, via a Government-approved refugee resettlement scheme. We aim to support a family currently trapped in a refugee camp near Syria to settle in our borough and have a secure and enjoyable life.

See below for more details on how you can help!


We are appealing to property owners and landlords in Tower Hamlets to come forward to help us identify accommodation for the family. We are looking for a rented flat of 2 or 3 bedrooms, with a secure tenancy of at least 2 years. This should be suitable for a couple with young children. Our group will offer ongoing support through the months and years of the family’s life in Tower Hamlets, including with the rental costs of the property.

How you can help:

If you think that you (or someone you know) might be able to help us to find a suitable property for the family, we would love to hear from you via email or Twitter.

You can also support us to meet our fundraising target of £15,000, which we will use to support the family over the next two years. Donate at:www.justgiving.com/welcome-to-whitechapel 

Finally, we are always looking for extra volunteers from the local community to join us, so get in touch if you’re interested!

More about us:

We are a group of around 25 members of the local community, united by our concern at the humanitarian crisis within Syria and committed to welcome a vulnerable Syrian refugee family to the UK. We come from diverse backgrounds, from local residents and staff of Citizens UK to the Bethnal Green Church Our Lady of the Assumption, Queen Mary University students and members of the Muslim Council of Britain. Our work is part of the Government’s Community Sponsorship Scheme.

Contact us:

Gmail: Whitechapel.Welcomes@gmail.com

Twitter @whitecplsponsor

Donate: www.justgiving.com/welcome-to-whitechapel 

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