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 Scottish Charity SC046404 (SCIO)


Formerly Stirling Citizens for Sanctuary. New Branding kindly donated by "Different Voice Ltd.".

Contact us
Registered Address: SBC FLC, 67 Murray Place, Stirling, FK8 1AU, Tel. 01786 450581
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Please consider helping finance our support for the Refugee families settled in Forth Valley. We are 100% volunteer led and our direct personal support of families is also by volunteers, but without our two part-time employees we simply could not begin to meet the need. We also try to provide financial support for activities which help our Refugee families integrate into the community. Thank you.

(P.S. Don't forget to Gift Aid your donation if you are a UK taxpayer.)

https://www.goldengiving.com/secure/donation/forth-valley-welcome 

Patrons

Sir George Reid PC FRSE: former presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament.  Sir George has vast experience in public life at local, Scottish, UK and International level, as well as with bodies such as the Red Cross and Red Crescent, working worldwide in conflict and disaster zones.

Mr Ayman Jarjour MMus: Internationally acclaimed classical guitarist. Ayman is himself Syrian, is actively involved in Forth Valley Welcome activities and also with a number of Relief Charities operating in Syria for which he raises funds through concerts around our local area and beyond. 

Vision, Values, Policies etc. see 'About'.

Who are Forth Valley Welcome?
Originally Stirling Citizens for Sanctuary, we are a group formed in June 2015, concerned about the plight of vulnerable refugees in Syria.  'Vulnerable Refugees' are identified by the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) and should not be confused with the complex, on-going migration crisis in Calais or other parts of Europe. (More info about UNHCR activities hereSee also note below about other groups.)  The UK Government had a scheme, we discovered, for resettling these Vulnerable Syrian Refugees in any part of the UK that would welcome them. We thought the Forth Valley would. You can follow the rest of the story below on the 6 minute video on the history of Forth Valley Welcome or the BBC TV Reporting Scotland report on Refugees from November 2016.

FVW History 201908 web.mp4

 

20161117 BBCTV1_RepScot 1830 ‎(1)‎.mp4

  

How you can help
  • Sign up here for Forth Valley Welcome News to make sure you stay informed of progress.
    Our promise: We won't share your details with anyone else or send you any junk.

  • Volunteer here. Let us know what you would like to offer.

  • 'Like' our Facebook page and share it with your friends.

  • Operational costs are inescapable. If you would like to share in the financing of FVW activities, please click on the 'donate' button below. Thank you. (P.S. Don't forget to Gift Aid your donation if you are a UK taxpayer.)

    https://www.goldengiving.com/secure/donation/forth-valley-welcome 
     

    Want to know more? Have a look at this video clip , this explanation or the petition that was presented to Stirling Council.


WIDER ISSUES
Forth Valley Welcome are focussed on UNHCR-identified 'vulnerable refugees', the UK's 'Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme' and the role of Forth Valley Councils and residents. There are, however, other major areas of concern which individuals can address in other ways:

 



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