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Calderdale Valley of Sanctuary is part of the City of Sanctuary movement, which is committed to building a culture of hospitality and welcome, especially for refugees seeking sanctuary from war and persecution. These local groups from boroughs, towns and cities across the UK and Ireland work to create a culture of welcome across every sphere of society.

Calderdale Valley of Sanctuary held its first AGM in April 2021.  We are run by a committee of volunteers. Our priorities for 2021 /22 are
  • Refugee Week
  • Welcome
  • Health

Calderdale Valley of Sanctuary strives to create opportunities for relationships between local people and those seeking sanctuary, leading to greater understanding and support from the host community. This kite mark shows that Calderdale is one of many places throughout the UK to take pride in offering a place of safety and celebrate asylum seekers’ and refugees’ contribution to our beautiful borough!

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