During this difficult and uncertain time, it is especially imperative that LGBTQIA+ People Seeking Asylum and Refuge are well supported due to their added vulnerability. However, this Covid-19 Pandemic also means that many of them will end up having no food, no daily essentials, no medication and no phone credits to speak to their loved ones and maintain a positive mental health including becoming homeless.
Your generous donation will help us to deliver £30 weekly, in food and daily essentials, and provide £10 monthly phone credits to one vulnerable LGBTQI+ person seeking asylum and refuge. This is to ensure they adhere to self isolation, social distancing and still have access to food, medication, daily essentials and maintain a positive mental health during this stressful and scary time.
Please chip in to save a life!
People seeking asylum have been significantly affected by the pandemic, most of whom have underlying compromised health conditions and need self isolation. They live in crowded section 4 accommodation with only £37 weekly income and are unable to buy basic goods supplies and foods due to increase in prices at their corner shops. Many others have no recourse to public fund (NRPF): do not get any financial support at all and are destitute without accommodation.
In light of Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are raising vital funds to support all of our LGBTQIA+ friends and family at African Rainbow Family, a registered Charity (Reg. number: 1185902) with nearly 500 members across the UK. We have been providing food parcels, phone credits for online social meetings for about 50 most vulnerable of our members through generous grants but want to reach more members who need support in our London, Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds branches.
African Rainbow Family works tirelessly to support our vulnerable members and envision for A World Without Prejudice. Please spread the word to anyone who can help and to make donations for our members that are disproportionately affected at this time.
Let's help our LGBTQI community friends to put food on their table and access basic necessities!
We are appealing to all our friends and supporters, if you can, kindly support LGBTQIA+ African Rainbow Family People Seeking Asylum and Refuge.
All donations made would go directly from GoFundMe to: African Rainbow Family, Any excess fund raised will be shared with other grassroots LGBTQIA+ support groups such as The Outside Project - London Lgbtiq+ Shelter.
We know it's a difficult time for everyone right now so even if you have a very small donation, or if you are able to share this with your friends and networks, we'd really appreciate it.
If you would like to make a bank transfer donation please contact African Rainbow Family at: [email redacted]
For any questions about this fundraiser or how else you can get involved in African Rainbow Family, please contact us here or find our:
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