Refugees Welcome in Eynsham was formed in the wake of the Syrian refugee crisis when we discovered the depth of concern in Eynsham and shared our desire to help those fleeing conflict.
We are a loose network of people who would like to give welcome and support to refugees or asylum seekers who come to live in our area. We have grown by word of mouth to a group of about 80 people and we are linked with the three churches.
We have been supporting Syrian families who have already arrived in Witney as part of the Government's resettlement scheme, as well as the Oxford based charity Asylum Welcome. There are now six Syrian refugee families in Witney and we have been welcoming them to the area by inviting them to participate in Eynsham events, gifting bicycles and befriending and teaching English to aid their integration.