Youth Winter Appeal 2022

Dear Friend,

This year we expect to provide support to more than 3,000 clients. But, as the year has continued to bring new arrivals, the challenges we face are growing all the time.

For instance, throughout November we have had over 500 new arrivals. These men, women and children often have only the clothes that they came in and are ill-equipped for the winter months. It is crucial that Asylum Welcome links these people with the appropriate health services, helps them with their asylum claims and provides overarching care and support for their everyday wellbeing. 

However, local authorities and agencies like ours were given no notice, no time to prepare, nor any additional resources. Our capacity is being stretched tremendously, and we predict that in the coming months we will continue to receive many more people who need our support.

In these uncertain times, we rely on donations from supporters like you, so we can provide the help that is so urgently needed.

For many of us, Christmas brings the joy of familiar traditions, presents and the warm embrace of loved ones. Yet for most of our young clients the festive season can be an incredibly lonely and difficult time. 

At Asylum Welcome, we are seeing an increasing number of young people who have braved terrifying journeys, the cruelties of conflict and live every day with the loneliness of family separation. Now, as our caseload increases and our clients face the toughest of winters, we need your help more than ever.

In the last few weeks, we have had more and more conversations with many young people who are terrified of what the future may hold, fearing deportation to Rwanda, age dispute, and starting their life alone in a new country.  

Your donation will make all the difference to the everyday lives of the young people who rely on our unique range of services. If you have not already, would you please consider making a regular donation with a standing order? This really helps us plan ahead.  

Whatever the future brings, we know that, with your support, we will continue to stand up for refugees. In the words of one of our young supporters, “We are holding hands and we won’t let go”. 

Thank you so much - and the best of wishes for the New Year.  

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