Daniel Zeichner, MP of Cambridge
The Rt Revd Stephen Conway, Bishop of Ely
The Rt Revd David Thomson, Bishop of Huntingdon:
"It’s great to see local people acting together to help welcome, house and support refugees arriving in this country from the Middle East. Bishop Stephen and I in the Diocese of Ely (covering Cambridgeshire and West Norfolk) have written to all our churches encouraging them to act wherever they can. Our key messages are:
(1) Act in partnership.
(2) Offer sustainable rentals.
(3) Help with emergency needs.
(4) Go on working as communities to help us all integrate and thrive.
(5) Consider fostering.
Julian Huppert, former MP of Cambridge:
"It is awful to see the plight of refugees fleeing persecution in Syria and elsewhere, and to see the lengths they will go to and risks they will take to escape. We are fortunate here in Cambridge and the UK to be able to help people desperately in need, and we have a moral obligation to help. I know people as open-minded and generous as so many in Cambridge are can act, and I hope we will act together to make a difference."
Rev Bridget Baguley, Curate at All Saints Church, Cottenham and All Saints Church, Rampton
Dr Aidan Van de Weyer, South Cambridgeshire District Councillor