city of sanctuary

UCLan launches scholarship to support refugees and asylum seekers

UCLan has pledged to offer a place of safety to refugees and asylum seekers by signing up as a supporting organisation of the City of Sanctuary charity. As part of […]

3 months ago
Refugee Week events go online in Preston

The Peace Gardens off Friargate in Preston city centre Pic: Tony Worrall Preston is joining the rest of the UK and the world to mark Refugee Week. The city, which is a designated City of Sanctuary, is to see two virtual events […]

2 years ago
A Preston primary school is the first School of Sanctuary in the city

English Martyr's is the first School of Sanctuary Pic: Google English Martyr’s is the first School of Sanctuary Pic: Google A primary school in Preston is to be recognised for having a ‘culture of acceptance and support’. Lancashire’s first Schools […]

5 years ago
Preston becoming a City of Sanctuary inspires artist

Preston based artist, Hannah Cobb, has started a unique project that is running through the city. ‘HOME’ is the illustration that Hannah was inspired to create after working with inspiring […]

5 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Preston becomes a City of Sanctuary as immersive exhibition opens

There are some pretty confined spaces in the Escape to Safety exhibition! Councillor Peter Rankin opens the City of Sanctuary event at Preston Minster Preston came together to officially declare the city one of sanctuary for those seeking asylum. A new interactive […]

5 years ago
Watch how exhibition for City of Sanctuary will inform Preston about refugees

A refugee pulls a water jug along Preston’s place as an official City of Sanctuary is to be launched in the city centre later this month. Pledging to help refugees arriving in the UK the nationwide movement […]

5 years ago
Should Preston become a City of Sanctuary? Prestonians have their say

Massive influx of Syrian Kurdish refugees into Turkey Pic: EC/ECHO Preston City Council will deliberate whether refugees should be welcomed into the city at an upcomingĀ meeting at Preston Town Hall. Council leader councillor Peter Rankin is supportingĀ a group which seeks […]

6 years ago
Should Preston become a City of Sanctuary?

A young mother crosses the border from Syria and becomes a refugee. She carries her one-month-old son, Hamid. ā€œSince he was born there has been non-stop bombing every day.ā€ Pic: UNCHF A group which seeks to welcome refugees with open arms into Preston could receive the backing of Preston City Council. Council leader councillor Peter Rankin has lodged his support for […]

6 years ago
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