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Paul Blomfield MP opens City of Sanctuary Sheffield

2nd May 2018

A refuge for refugees was officially opened this April. The MP for Sheffield Central, Paul Blomfield, opened the new centre on Friday, April 20, in the heart of Sheffield.

The Sanctuary, on Chapel Walk, was developed by City of Sanctuary Sheffield, as a place where asylum seekers and refugees can come for information and support.

It will is also somewhere that local people can volunteer to teach English or offer other kinds of support, and get to know more about people from other cultures. “The Sanctuary is a great example of local people and organisations coming together to fill a need,” says COSS co-ordinator Sarah Eldridge. “It just wouldn’t have been possible without the tremendous public response to support some of the most vulnerable people in society – joint action to promote a culture of welcome.”

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