We are delighted to announce that First Bus in Bristol have generously offered match funding of £200 monthly for bus tickets, to be used by destitute asylum seekers in the city. Bristol City of Sanctuary have begun working closely with local businesses to provide the funding, and are very pleased to join forces with Abdul Malik, a Bristol businessman who feels passionately about helping destitute asylum seekers within the city.Bus campaign 2He says of the initiative that “Destitution is a real thing for many in our city; City of Sanctuary do a huge amount of work with
many of our city’s most vulnerable and I feel the religious and business communities of Bristol should help too. As a community we need to come together for the cause of humanity and my humble donation is a small gesture towards inspiring people to help in every way possible.
My donation will be match funded by First Bristol for people to be able to travel to parts of the city where they would struggle to walk to and by doing so this will bring a positive change in their life in a small but significant way, we all need to do our bit, I try to lead by example!

In the next few weeks and months I will be helping the team of volunteers at Bristol City of Sanctuary to reach out to business and faith leaders across the city so that we can engage with them and provide an opportunity for them to contribute to this cause. I am sure we will have a brilliant result, one that is sustainable and meets our duty towards “social responsibility” in our neighbourhoods from where we trade and say our prayers!”

If you are interested in supporting this fund, then please email us on [email protected] We are in the process of setting up a donation form, which will be online shortly.

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