Manchester City of Sanctuary: Building a Network of Welcome
People who seek sanctuary, fleeing war & persecution, are looking for mercy, safety & a place to contribute. Manchester can be that place – a city of sanctuary.
For me it’s like magic – I never thought I could learn to ride a bicycle at my age’
Mohammed learnt to ride at the Bike Hive in 2019. This is his cycling story:
Manchester Metropolitan University Partnership
A number of students from Manchester Metropolitan University took part in a day-long workshop aimed at giving them an insight…
Libraries of Sanctuary
As part of Refugee Week, we had three wonderful volunteers take part in a storytelling session at Longsight Library. This…
Everyday Borders, Everyday Solidarity
Liz, our partnerships and volunteering coordinator, led a team of people to contribute to the Everyday Borders, Everyday Solidarity seminar at the University of Manchester. A massive thanks to Jonathan Gilmore and Kelly Staples for organizing this. This event gave refugees and asylum seekers the chance to speak to those…
Refugee World Cup 2019
A big thanks to everyone who played or came down to support our team at the Refugee World Cup a…
Vote for Us – Spirit of Manchester Awards 2019
We are so very excited to tell you that we’ve been nominated for the Community Cohesion Award in the Spirit…
My Placement with MCOS
As our supporters know, Manchester City of Sanctuary is a charity that helps asylum seekers and refugees across the Greater…
Bridget’s Walks – Macclesfield Forest
This month we held another Bridget’s Walks, on this occasion, we visited Macclesfield Forest. Our sanctuary seekers got stuck in…
Great Manchester Run
“When I first came to this country I was very sad, depressed and bored. I had a lot of problems…
Feedback from volunteers
Great Manchester Run – build up!
We’re about 6 weeks away from this year’s Great Manchester Run and we have several members of the team already…
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Our Next Event
To see what events are coming up you can visit our events page here.
Have you seen our handbook for Sanctuary Seekers in Manchester, written for Sanctuary Seekers BY sanctuary seekers. Download it here.
Could you help us with a one off or monthly donation? A small amount goes a long way. Just £8 provides two social events and a food parcel for one Sanctuary Seeker a month. Donate here.