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Macclesfield residents urged to welcome refugees

A volunteer group is appealing for residents to show their support for the cause

A group of volunteers who want to welcome 10 refugee families into Macclesfield are appealing for residents and the council to support them.

Nicky Campbell, from Macclesfield, is passionate about helping families who have been forced to flee their homes in war-torn Syria.

She said: “A town the size of Macclesfield is quite capable of taking in 10 families. We want to be able to put our hands up and say we can help them. Just looking at the devastating plight of these people, it would be wonderful if we could help even a small number of them to find refuge.”

The group, who are based at Maccelsfield Methodist Church and working in conjunction with charity Citizens UK, is hosting a open day on Saturday, November 21, where residents to find out how they can help.

They want to provide support in housing, education, health and wellbeing; to seek agreement of the council to take part in the ‘Home Office resettlement scheme’ and raise awareness of local people.

The event runs from 10am to 2pm at Macclesfield Methodist Church, Westminster Road.

For more information go to refugeesmacclesfield@gmail.com.

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