Sanctuary Café has been running since 2016, helping people from over 43 different nationalities and on average have between 15-20 visitors each week. They have a group of 20 terrific volunteers all of whom are DBS checked.
They can signpost on immigration issues, the Home Office, victims of persecution, torture and human trafficking (including domestic servitude, economic slaves and victims of sex trafficking) and people at risk of exploitation, destitution and homelessness.
What would you experience if you visited?
- A warm welcome from the receptionists with a nice cup of tea or coffee and an invitation to help yourself to donated food.
- A friendly volunteer will ask you whether you want free English Conversation classes.
- Experienced and qualified English teachers who would love to support your learning no matter what your level of English.
You might want to talk with Marc for help with various immigration issues or you might just want to sit and chat with someone. They are usually able to offer you some food to take home or you can help yourself to free donated clothes, free toiletries or free household items.
“We have met some incredibly vulnerable but brave people. Our aim has always been to make them feel welcome”Marc Turczanski
A little note from Kings…
As a church we love some of the amazing charities that run outside of Kings, so we’ve thrown a spotlight onto some of these which our members have helped set up and run. If you’ve not yet done so, take some time to check out Sanctuary Cafe.