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Action for Refugees in Lewisham

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AFRIL is a grassroots charity in London, working with refugees and asylum seekers to relieve poverty and social isolation.

We are a small locally run charity based in Lewisham, one of the most deprived local authority areas in England, with a very high refugee and asylum seeker population.

We work to relieve poverty and isolation amongst this vulnerable group, advance their education, and provide services to improve social integration.

Since our creation in 2006, we continue to help an average of 120 people in our local community each week - with education, family support services, and access to emergency supplies. 

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  • Objective completed for the Helping Hands Foodbank!

    May 8, 2017

    What a campaign! Thank you for your generous donations and for helping us raise a whopping £16,480!

    Your money will help reduce food insecurity and its consequences by improving food access for our most vulnerable clients, but it wil also help familes gain knowledge around healthy eating, cooking, food budgeting and nutrition, as well as increasing the skills necessary for beneficiaries to participate as active contributors of the food bank – think cooking classes, community café dinners, cultivating vegetables, growing sustainable food and volunteering!

    Thanks again from everybody at AFRIL for your help and support!


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    Jan. 31, 2017

    Was your New Year Resolution to volunteer for a worthy cause?  Do you have fundraising skills, design talents or a good old car?!

    We are now recruiting for various Volunteer positions.  You can find all of the role descriptions here.

    Are you looking for a part-time position?  We are also recruiting for a paid, part-time Volunteer Coordinator.  You can find the details and the full job descriptions here.

    Get in touch and get involved!

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