At Shoreham Methodist Church on Tuesday the Shoreham and Worthing Amnesty Group will be presenting an evening about refugees.
The evening will begin at 7pm and will feature a talk by the Amnesty International UK director Kate Allen about the new Amnesty global refugee campaign, I Welcome.
It will also include a documentary film produced by Save the Children entitled ‘This is Exile’. The film is an intimate portrait of child refugees forced to flee Syria’s Civil War.
It tells children’s stories in their own words, capturing the moving truth of loss, hardship and dashed hope.
People attending will be asked to sign a pledge which says ‘Adur and Worthing stands with refugees’.
MP for East Worthing and Shoreham Tim Loughton is unable to attend but signed the pledge at a meeting with members of Shoreham and Worthing Amnesty. The Amnesty Group Secretary
Peter Bedwell from the group said: “Tim is very knowledgeable about the refugee situation. He said that he was encouraged by local efforts to support refugees.”
The evening at the Methodist Church will be free but there will be a collection for the work of Save the Children and Amnesty International.