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New SDCAS Women’s Group

In early October, we launched our new Women’s Group, thanks to the efforts of our wonderful team of volunteers: Felicia, Adela, and Viki. Every Wednesday, from 12 to 1 p.m., we gather at the Trinity College Centre, extending a warm invitation to all adult women, aged 18 and above. We’re pleased to share that 25 women have already become part

Nunhead Community Choir Fundraiser

This wonderful choir organised a great evening of singing with three other local groups. Our Volunteer Coordinator Issy, spoke about our work, and there was a raffle of generously donated prizes – mainly from local traders which raised over £1000 for SDCAS. A particularly special thank you to Kay Perry for leading the team of SDCAS volunteers who helped make

Verdi Requiem concert at Southwark Cathedral on Fri, 17 Nov

We are looking forward to a magnificent performance of Verdi’s Requiem by the excellent London Docklands Singers and Marcel Sinfonia next month. The concert is in aid of Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers. Many supporters will remember this wonderful choir and orchestra from their concert in 2017 which helped raise funds for us. We strongly recommend booking in advance for

Meet our Volunteers – Henry

Meet Henry I’m the newest recruit on the team, having volunteered with SDCAS for just a month. I serve as a key member of our fundraising team, taking on responsibilities that include organising events, crafting bids, and engaging with our generous donors. What inspired me to join SDCAS is deeply personal. I come from a family of refugees, and it’s

Forget Amazon, come to our bookstall – Sat, 9 Dec

The Saturday bookstalls happen on alternate months in the Copleston Centre cafe from 10.30 AM to 12.30 PM. Delicious homemade cakes and Fairtrade coffee are also on offer. The next bookstall will be Saturday, 14th October, followed by our pre-Christmas bookstall on Saturday, 9th December. We hope you will come, browse, and support us. And if you would like to

Experts by Experience Research Launch Event 11 Oct

Asylum Seekers as experts by experience: a case study from Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers – Sally Inman and Maggie Rogers with contributions from Ali Almoosa, Adel Maraghi and Godfrey Warui Living through war, persecution, exile and the asylum system gives people an insight and knowledge that cannot be otherwise learned. As a sector and movement, we must recognise the value

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