Parachute jump for refugee action project
Two members of the Church in Westbury Park are jumping out of a plane on September 11 to raise money for refugees.
Churchwarden Linda and Vicar Emma Langley said: “Please sponsor us - we might be crazy - but it's a great cause.
“In the current worldwide pandemic, it is easy to forget that families are still being forced out of their own country as a result of the ongoing civil war there.”
The UK government’s ‘Community Sponsorship Scheme’ exists to provide opportunities for vulnerable refugee families to rebuild their lives in this country.
The Church in Westbury Park (St Albans Church and Westbury Park Methodist Church) aims to provide accommodation for needy families for two-year periods in a house owned by the Methodist Church.
Work on a local property is currently underway as the house needs refurbishing to a fit state for a family to live in. The Refugee Action Project is also raising funds to support the family to get settled once they arrive, enabling the children to integrate into local schools and assist the adults in finding employment. The project organisers envisage a succession of refugee families taking advantage of this accommodation offer over the next 10 years.
To find out more or to donate see: https://tinyurl.com/v8a343r5