Aberystwyth March in Solidarity and Resettle Families
On Monday 26th March, over 50 people took to the streets of Aberystwyth, Wales, to show solidarity with civilians in war-torn Syria – as the town prepared to welcome its latest refugees from the country.
The march, organised by community sponsorship group Aberaid , successfully moved politicians to increase the numbers of families they have committed to resettle. Alun Williams, a Plaid Cymru councillor in Ceredigion told The Guardian : “A clear message was coming from the community, and that gave me a very clear lead on how to act.”
Aberaid's pioneering campaign reached national news in The Guardian .
Cambrian News have also written a series of heartwarming pieces on the success of the resettlements of Syrian families in Wales, and the achievements of the Aberaid:
28th March 2018: Solidarity march before more refugees are welcomed to Aberystwyth
2nd February 2018: Refugee family to come to Aber thanks to fundraisers
4th May 2017: Calls for more refugees to come and live in Ceredigion
27 December 2016: Refugee support group well on the way to £9,000 target
6 December 2016: Group plans to bring more Syrian refugees to Aberystwyth
5th October 2016: Campaign group praised for supporting refugees