Ap­peal for help to house refugees

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

A GROUP of vol­un­teers who want to wel­come 10 refugee fam­i­lies into Mac­cles­field are ap­peal­ing for res­i­dents and the coun­cil to sup­port them.

Nicky Camp­bell, from Mac­cles­field, is pas­sion­ate about help­ing fam­i­lies who have been forced to flee their homes in war-torn Syria.

She said: “A town the size of Mac­cles­field is quite ca­pa­ble of tak­ing in 10 fam­i­lies. We want to be able to put our hands up and say we can help them.

“Just look­ing at the dev­as­tat­ing plight of th­ese peo­ple, it would be won­der­ful if we could help even a small num­ber of them to find refuge.”

The group, who are based at Mac­cels­field Methodist Church and work­ing in con­junc­tion with char­ity Cit­i­zens UK, is host­ing a open day on Satur­day, Novem­ber 21, where res­i­dents to find out how they can help.

They want to pro­vide sup­port in hous­ing, ed­u­ca­tion, health and well­be­ing; to seek agree­ment of the coun­cil to take part in the ‘Home Of­fice re­set­tle­ment scheme’ and raise aware­ness of lo­cal peo­ple.

The event runs from 10am to 2pm at Mac­cles­field Methodist Church, West­min­ster Road.

For more in­for­ma­tion go to refugeesmac­cles­field@gmail. com.

MAN CHARGED

A MAN has been charged fol­low­ing a road col­li­sion on Park Lane in Poyn­ton on Au­gust 11.

Kis­han Pa­tel, 23, from Arun­del Road in Chea­dle Hulme, is charged with caus­ing se­ri­ous in­jury by dan­ger­ous driv­ing.

He also faces a sec­ond charge of fail­ing to stop at the scene of an ac­ci­dent.

He is due to ap­pear at South and East Cheshire Mag­is­trates courts on Fe­bru­ary 12 next year.

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