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Action for Refugees in Lewisham

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AFRIL is a grassroots charity in London, working with refugees and asylum seekers to relieve poverty and social isolation.

We are a small locally run charity based in Lewisham, one of the most deprived local authority areas in England, with a very high refugee and asylum seeker population.

We work to relieve poverty and isolation amongst this vulnerable group, advance their education, and provide services to improve social integration.

Since our creation in 2006, we continue to help an average of 120 people in our local community each week - with education, family support services, and access to emergency supplies. 

We are now looking for different items of food, toileteries, household items and clothes to help our clients through the winter months.

 

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  • AFRIL's Winter Fayre

    Nov. 24, 2016

    Come celebrate winter with Action for Refugees in Lewisham at our first ever Winter Fayre!

    Toys, baked goods, children's clothes, fun & games, face painting and so much more! 

    Bring your family along and support AFRIL's mission to relieve poverty and isolation amongst this vulnerable group, advance their education, and provide services to improve social integration.

    If you wish to make donations on the day, we will gladly accept non-perishable foods, toileteries and toys.

    Free admission, and fun for the whole family!

    To learn more, check out our Facebook event!

     

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  • AFRIL is looking for new volunteers and interns!

    Oct. 28, 2016

    AFRIL is currently looking for new volunteers and interns to help in different parts of the organisation. You can find all of the current opportunities on our Volunteer page.  If you are looking to work to empower refugees or to gain work experience in a stimulating, friendly environment, do not hesitate to get in touch!

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