The Tree of Peace at the Avenue Multicultural Centre (AMC), Southampton, in solidarity with Ukraine. AMC is a welcome place of sanctuary for asylum seekers in Southampton faciliated by CLEAR and Southampton & Winchester Visitors Group (SWVG).
CLEAR stands for “City Life Education and Action for Refugees” and has been a project of City Life Church since 2001 when Southampton became a dispersal city for asylum seekers and refugees. For more than 20 years, CLEAR has supported people through the asylum-seeking process and helped them rebuild their lives in the UK.
SWVG are a group of volunteers who befriend and support asylum seekers and refugees in the Southampton area.