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Who We Are

Welcome to Calderdale Valley of Sanctuary, a compassionate and inclusive charity dedicated to fostering a culture of hospitality and support for people seeking sanctuary in our community. With a commitment to providing a warm welcome to individuals seeking sanctuary from war and persecution, we are proud to be part of the City of Sanctuary movement.

As a member of this movement, our organisation is part of a vast network of local groups spread across boroughs, towns, and cities throughout the UK and Ireland. Together, we strive to create an environment of acceptance and understanding, working towards promoting a culture of welcome in every sphere of society.

At Calderdale Valley of Sanctuary, our mission extends beyond providing basic assistance to refugees and people seeking asylum. We firmly believe in working with refugees and asylum seekers, recognising and valuing their unique experiences, talents, and contributions. By fostering genuine and meaningful relationships between local residents and those seeking sanctuary, we aim to create an atmosphere of empathy, compassion, and mutual support within our host community.

A significant symbol of our dedication to this cause is the Calderdale Valley of Sanctuary kite mark. This distinctive mark proudly represents our commitment to offering a place of safety and acknowledging and celebrating the valuable contributions made by refugees and people seeking asylum to our beautiful borough.

Calderdale Valley of Sanctuary had its inaugural Annual General Meeting in April 2021 and achieved official accreditation as a charity in February 2022. Our success is a testament to the unwavering dedication of our committee, a group of passionate volunteers who selflessly contribute their time and effort to advance our cause and support our community.

If you are eager to learn more about our work or are interested in getting involved, we warmly invite you to reach out to us. Together, let us continue to build a society where everyone is welcomed, valued, and empowered to thrive. Join us in our mission to create a Calderdale that stands as a true Valley of Sanctuary.