Spoke up for Justice

Spoke Up For Justice is a sponsored cycle around Strangford Lough organised by some friends of NICRAS to raise money for the annual NICRAS Corrymeela Summer Residential. The following text is from their website and you can visit their donations page by clicking here.

Spoke Up For Justice is happening on Saturday 21st July. It’s a sponsored cycle around Strangford Lough. We’re asking you to cycle 82 miles and raise £82! The money raised will enable NICRAS members to spend a week in Corrymeela this summer.

 People who have experienced persecution in their homelands come to Northern Ireland from all over the world to seek asylum. Often they experience poverty and social isolation here. The life of the refugee has been descibed as a “life of loss”. The week in Corrymeela brings them together with each other and with the Northern Irish community. It’s a rare opportunity for people to relax and enjoy a safe, neutral space with good food and fun activities.

Often during the week people experience a forgotten sense of belonging and trust. Last year’s participants said, “Now I know that if I’m walking around Belfast I might meet someone who is my friend” and “This place is so peaceful, I can sleep better here”. It has become a highlight of the NICRAS year.

The event will not happen this summer without our support, so please sign up. It’s £20 to register for the event. On registration you will get a pack which includes a unique Spoke Up For Justice T-shirt, a map, safety information and advice on how to raise funds online.
To register, please contact heather.hanna@btinternet.com or gemma@tullyroan.com

If you would like to make a donation to the NICRAS Summer Residential at Corrymeela, please click here.

Northern Ireland Community of Refugees and Asylum Seekers, 143a University Street, Belfast, BT7 1HP. 
Phone: 028 90246699
Fax: 028 90248855
Email: info@nicras.org.uk
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