Wimbledon Salvation Army encourage community sponsorship

Did you know that Merton is the first borough in London – and only the third in the UK – to resettle a Syrian refugee family through the UK Home Office’s community sponsorship scheme?

The Salvation Army has sponsored a family to resettle in Merton. They applaud the local community spirit – from local people, the council as well as the Home Office – that has welcomed refugees into their borough.

On Wednesday 14 June, the Wimbledon Salvation Army will host an information event from 6.30pm to 8pm to share their experience of the scheme and encourage other local community organisations to follow their lead and sponsor a family.

Syrian refreshments will accompany the presentation on the community sponsorship scheme as well as the chance in informally discuss the scheme with the agencies involved.

109 Kingston, Road, Merton Park, London SW19 1LT

Register your interest at diversity@merton.gov.uk