Refugee Resettlement Awards

“Every one of the refugees who has come to this country through sponsorship is a remarkable person. What a wonderful, positive evening. Fantastic to hear people’s stories and celebrate their achievements”. Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who)

The Sponsor Refugees awards ceremony on 8th October 2019, organised via Citizens UK pays tribute to the refugees and sponsors who are making the Community Sponsorship scheme for the resettlement of refugees such a success. Amongst the award winners was Samir who, with his family, were the first refugees to resettle under the new scheme. Supported by the parish of St Monica’s, Flixton in Manchester, he has gone on to set up his own restaurant business, Samir’s Eastern Mediterranean Cuisine, in Trafford and is a great ambassador for Caritas Diocese of Salford and the scheme itself. Congratulations, Samir!