Bude refugee support group prepares for second Syrian family’s arrival

Posted By on 27th December 2017

27th December 2017

By Anne North

The refugee support group in Bude has given more details of the second Syrian family now on its way to the North Cornwall town.

A young couple with children aged 4, 3 and 2 are due to arrive in late January.

A message on the Bude Welcomes Refugees Facebook page says: “We're all really looking forward to meeting them and helping them to become part of this community leaving behind a life of fear, hunger & no hope.

“Wishing all our amazing sponsors, who have made this possible and all those of you who support the group in all sorts of ways, a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Peaceful New Year.”

The Bude refugee support group is the first in Britain to be approved to house a second family from war-torn Syria. 

The first family arrived in June.

A similar initiative is underway in Launceston.