Welcome to Penwith Welcomes Refugees Gofundme Page!
We are a Community Sponsorship group based in West Penwith, Cornwall. Community Sponsorship is a government led programme which allows refugees to flee war torn countries to resettle in our community and rebuild their lives. You can find more about our initiative underneath the events section and keep up with us via @penwithwelcomesrefugees on Instagram and Facebook .
- Penzance to Aleppo Sponsored Run (May1st - 31st)
Our goal for this fundraiser: When we first started looking at ways to fund this project, we thought it would be a great idea to run the distance from Penzance to Syria, but swiftly realised we would need a team of people willing to commit a whole month to the task. The distance on foot from Penzance to Aleppo is a MASSIVE 4,680km, so for the month of May a team of us will collectively be running a total of 151km a day, for the whole 31 days of May. This works out at an average of 1,057km a week, split between the group, and all tracked via Strava. We will be adding in group runs, and some other events during the month, so keep checking this page for updates. We plan an initial group run to raise awareness followed by a 48h continuous relay (e.g. Friday & Saturday) where everyone in the group will take a time slot to run a 5k/10k and for the whole 48hours will keep the kms ticking over. We aim to raise £4,680... only £1 per km, so please help us out. Keep track of us on Strava...
A bit about us
We are a small group of friends and acquaintances working together as a Community Sponsorship group in West Penwith to raise money to re-settle a family affected by the refugee crisis in the Middle East. Community sponsorship is a government-supported initiative which allows refugees to flee war-torn countries to resettle in our community and rebuild their lives. We are raising £9000 as a minimum target, through fundraising and events over the coming months. This will enable us to support and welcome a family to Penwith and to ensure their arrival is as smooth and welcoming as possible. The money will be used for many things such as securing a property for them to live in, helping them learn English, buying clothing and school uniform and everything that is involved in the application, their arrival and their journey from once they arrive. Any donations we receive will make one family’s dream a reality & hopefully many more in the future!
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