On the 11th of February, Leeds City of Sanctuary hosted an insightful evening reflecting on their work 2012, and how our community can make even more of an impact in 2013. Everyone from all walks of life enjoyed tasting pancakes from all over the world, whilst listening to stories about how the charity helps people who are seeking safety in Leeds. The event provided an opportunity to discover all of the different projects that help refugees with a variety of issues, such as the ‘Welcome to Leeds Project’. Leeds City of Sanctuary also works with all generations and ages, seen by the School of Sanctuary Awards. There was an opportunity to listen to presentations by school children and how they too help make Leeds a friendly and understanding place. Through attending the event, all of the members got to contribute their ideas on how the charity can make a further impact in our society. The pancake event highlighted to everyone, all of the small acts that people can do in their everyday lives to make refugees welcome in our city.
By Sophie Dermaux