Swindon – City of Sanctuary
Los Gatos is proud to have been one of the first businesses in Swindon to sign up to support “Swindon – City of Sanctuary.” This group, linked to the national City of Sanctuary movement, aims to develop networks in our town to welcome refugees and asylum seekers who end up here, far from home, because of war, persecution or hunger. Since becoming a supporter, we have helped a group of refugees develop a pop-up restaurant (a great success and will pop up again in February – watch this space.)
We’re now offering a “Sanctuary Tapa” each week on our specials board, which will feature a recipe from a refugee with all proceeds going to the Harbour Project, a local charity which offers new visitors language, social, legal, occupational, psychological and employment support, as well as friendship, advice and hope.
Individuals, schools, businesses or community groups of any size or type can find out more and pledge their support at https://swindon.cityofsanctuary.org/pledge-your-support or http://harbourproject.org.uk/ .