Stories

A community group in Edinburgh sponsored the Al Hussein family to find safety in Scotland. 

A community group from the village of Ottery St Mary sponsored a refugee family. Hear about their journey.

Abdullah Alkhalaf was sponsored to come to Oxford with his family. He explains how their support impacted him and calls for more people to sponsor refugees.

Alison from South Leicestershire set up a Community Sponsorship group in South Leicestershire. In 2019, they welcomed a refugee family. 

Wendover was due to welcome a refugee family in March 2020 when the UK's resettlement programmes were suspended due to Covid-19. Read about their journey.

Hear about the impact of Community Sponsorship from Sam, a sponsored refugee who went on to sponsor other refugees.

Alaa Khattab came to the UK from Syria and quickly got involved with Community Sponsorship to support refugees to find safety, even setting up his own Community Sponsorship Group in Bermondsey, London.

Jackie McLoughlin, a Community Sponsor, in South West London, was recognised by the Queen for her work bringing a Syrian refugee family to safety. 

Read a blog post from Alice, a Community Sponsor in South London, about preparing to welcome a refugee family.