Crossroads Women

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Asylum Appeal for Destitute Women and Childrenmas 2017

Xmas 2017 Asylum Appeal


Dear Friends,

The festive season is upon us. We write now asking for your support for the annual appeal for women from the All African Women’s Group (AAWG), a self-help group of women asylum seekers, based at the Crossroads Women’s Centre.

AAWG has grown massively in the last year and now more than a hundred women regularly attend the fortnightly self-help meetings and daily work sessions. Many are mothers with children under the age of five. Over a third of members are destitute with no income at all. Others are forced to survive on asylum support payments of £36.95 a week. You may know that people seeking asylum are denied the right to work. Women speak of not being able to eat regularly, afford clothes, toiletries, travel and other essentials and being dependent on others, sometimes strangers, for a roof over their head. Upsettingly some are exposed to abuse and exploitation. For mothers with children that depend on them, life is particularly terrifying.

We understand that these are difficult times for everyone and many people are struggling to be able to afford their living costs. We appeal to you to help cover the holiday period when women and children can’t come as regularly to the Women’s Centre for food, warmth and support.

Legal Action for Women works directly with the All African Women’s Group to distribute the money. We aim to ensure that women get the equivalent of one week’s mainstream benefits. There are no administration costs. Every penny raised will go to women and children and even a little bit can make an enormous difference. We are grateful for any amount you are able to give.

How to donate:

1. Click here to donate to the Asylum Appeal administered on our behalf by the charity Crossroads Women – please specify “Asylum Appeal” when prompted. All donations are gift-aided.

2. Money transfer to our account: Legal Action for Women, Unity Trust Bank, account number 50728361, sort code 086001. If possible, please send an email to to let us know.

3. By cheque, payable to Legal Action for Women – please specify that you are donating in response to the Asylum Appeal and send to Crossroads Women’s Centre 25 Wolsey Mews, NW5 2DX.

If you would like to donate non-perishable food, toiletries or other essential items, these would also be very much appreciated. They can be delivered any weekday before 16 December to the Women’s Centre in Kentish Town.

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Appeal Ends

31 Dec 2017

Appeal Location

Crossroads Women's Centre, Kentish Town, London

Appeal Contact Details

Legal Action for Women

25, Wolsey Mews, London, 38. NW5 2DX



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Money raised so far: £1,337.00

We'll also receive £280.50 of Gift Aid.

That's 27% of our target of £5,000.00!


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  • Wishing you a safe and peaceful Christmas. My daughter Diane Hill chose to donate to you rather than receive a Christmas present so this is from her to you with her good wishes and thoughts this Christmas.

    Shona, 24 Dec 2017

    £42.5 Gift Aid

  • merry Christmas from me, and instead of receiving gifts this year my family will also be adding to this donation

    Diane Hill, 24 Dec 2017

    £87.5 Gift Aid

  • Hi Crossroads women, Have a very merry Christmas! Lots of love and strength to everyone, Best Portia

    , 18 Dec 2017

    £12.5 Gift Aid

  • Terese Jonsson, 17 Dec 2017

    £5 Gift Aid

  • Emily Burnham, 14 Dec 2017

    £0 Gift Aid

  • , 13 Dec 2017

    £0 Gift Aid

  • Happy Christmas x

    Sophia, 13 Dec 2017

    £9.25 Gift Aid

  • , 13 Dec 2017

    £12.5 Gift Aid

  • I am so pleased that CrossRoads exists to help these valuable members of our society. I welcome the women of Africa, and all women, who require support in the UK and warmly wish them well.

    Corinna Csaky, 12 Dec 2017

    £6.25 Gift Aid

  • Elizabeth, 12 Dec 2017

    £25 Gift Aid

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