Cornwall refugee group raises thousands to help resettle Syrian families

Cornwall refugee group raises thousands to help resettle Syrian families

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Seaside resort of Bude wants to be one of the earliest adopters of the community sponsorship scheme to resettle refugees.

A refugee support group in a small Cornwall town hopes to welcome two Syrian families after raising thousands of pounds.

Bude Welcomes Refugees, a 30-person group based in the north Cornwall seaside resort, wants to be one of the earliest adopters of the community sponsorship scheme to resettle refugee families.

The initiative enables community organisations, including charities, faith groups, churches and businesses, to take on the role of supporting resettled refugees in the UK.

The group has applied for charity status and presented its plan to Cornwall council for approval, which is required to secure Home Office clearance.

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