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Sanctuary Awards presented!

Last week we were privileged to present two Sanctuary Awards to organisations in Swansea.

Sanctuary Awards recognise the fantastic work our pledged organisations do to make Swansea a City of Sanctuary and a place of welcome. It is an opportunity to celebrate the many and varied contributions to this movement.

We are delighted to present Sanctuary Awards to the National Waterfront Museum, which becomes the UK’s first ever Museum of Sanctuary, as well as Linden Church, which stated that they have learnt the most through simply sharing life with those seeking sanctuary in Swansea.

The National Waterfront Museum has played host to ballet classes for children who are seeking sanctuary, as well as the monthly women’s group, who have met in the space for more than a year. Currently the museum is hosting an exhibition by EYST’s Young, Migrant and Welsh Project.

Linden Church have learnt the most from the relationships they have developed. By having people seeking sanctuary attend their regular church services, as well as wider community activity. Linden Church also share this learning with schools in their local area, helping to spread the message of welcome throughout Swansea

L-R Zoe Gealy, a representative of the National Waterfront Museum, accepts their Sanctuary Award from Swansea City of Sanctuary co-chair, Amber.

L-R Chris Matthews, a representative of Linden Church, accepts their Sanctuary Award from Swansea City of Sanctuary co-chair, Amber.

Congratulations once again to Sanctuary Award winners, the National Waterfront Museum and Linden Church. Please join us in applauding the efforts made by these organisations.