In October last year the first North East City of Sanctuary Regional Gathering was held, bringing together 50 volunteers, campaigners including a number of sanctuary seekers. It was an opportunity to celebrate the movement and all that has been achieved towards building a culture of welcome across the North East. It was also an opportunity to learn from cities from Ashington right down to Stockton, be inspired and resourced to continue the amazing work that goes on across the region.
This year the gathering will be hosted by Newcastle City of Sanctuary in the George Street Social which supports people on the journey to recovery as well as the wider community. The full programme will be confirmed nearer the time.
Please book at the City of Sanctuary website for catering purposes before the 31 May 2019. On the form there is the option of applying for travel bursaries for anyone seeking sanctuary and this can be filled on behalf of someone, if it helps with accessibility.