Many of our clients at the City of Sanctuary Drop-in Centre on 11th April were delighted to meet Jon Ashworth MP and talk to him about their problems over lunch.
Jon said “Asylum seekers face a lot of trauma and hardship. They flee their homes, often in fear of their lives, and many of them are separated from their families. City of Sanctuary does a lot of good work in helping asylum seekers and providing the humanitarian assistance they need. I am so pleased to visit their drop-in centre.” He told volunteers they should be proud of all they had achieved. Jon was impressed by the work on display from refugee artist Ali Agayev from Azerbaijan. Ali works with asylum seekers and local people in shared acrylic on canvas workshop sessions held at the drop-in centre in St Martins House, Leicester. Sheila Mosely and John Burnham also came to sing and some of us joined in with them.