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Support Our Walkers and Make a Difference for Local Asylum Seekers

We invite all SDCAS supporters to rally behind our amazing staff and volunteers as they gear up for the annual London Legal Support Trust 10 km walk, set to take place across the scenic parks of London in partnership with Southwark Law Centre. This year, we are thrilled to have over 30 dedicated walkers joining a massive cohort of more

Summer Bookstall – 8 June

Looking for a lovely way to spend your Saturday morning? Come visit our Summer Bookstall on Saturday, 8th June, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the Copleston Cafe, SE15 4AN. This event promises a wonderful selection of community-donated paperbacks and hardcovers, delicious homemade cakes, and refreshing drinks. You can also take part in our Picnic Raffle! Please note, due

Meet our Volunteers – Marianne

I’ve been a volunteer at SDCAS for nearly a year now. When I retired from my job, I knew I wanted to do something to help asylum seekers in my free time. My personal connection to the cause runs deep; my father was a small boat refugee from Holland to London in World War II, and that connection has always

The Lost Guide – Film Release

“The Lost Guide” is a poignant exploration of humanity’s capacity for compassion and resilience, offering a heartfelt glimpse into the lives of sanctuary seekers finding refuge in a rural UK seaside town. The film captures the transformative power of community as locals rally to welcome and support those in search of safety and belonging. Click here to watch

Bookstall Fundraiser

Our bookstall is more than just a literary exchange; it’s a monthly gathering at the Copleston Centre, where coffee and homemade cakes are served. Bookstall has been running at the Copleston cafe for eight years and thanks to the generosity of the whole team of volunteers and supporters thousands of pounds has been raised for SDCAS.  We are always very

Meet our Volunteers – Judith

I’ve been a volunteer with SDCAS since around 2014/2015. My role primarily involves offering advice on critical issues like housing, benefits, certain immigration matters, and addressing homelessness, which is our biggest issue at the moment. SDCAS came into my life through a close connection: my friend Jane Kelly, who I’m proud to say is a founder member. I joined when

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