South Woodford church helps Syrian refugee family relocate to local area

1582715146_b657e350-b739-4957-a626-4a1fa5e54bf7Syrian refugees. © Kira Vos Photography

A Community Sponsorship group made up of five churches in the Redbridge and Waltham Forest area – including St Mary’s Church in South Woodford – has successfully helped relocate a Syrian refugee family in the Wanstead area.

“The family have moved here, to safety, as part of an initial scheme to resettle a limited number of refugees from the Syrian conflict… We have received so many generous donations of household items, volunteers’ time and money to pay for the family’s essentials,” said a group spokesperson.