Southampton and Winchester Visitors Group (SWVG) have just launched a weekly cultural event for clients and visitors in conjunction with Southampton Central Library. Today the librarian introduced us to the resources and facilities available in the library. The plaque by the entrance to the library commemorating the arrival of 4,000 children from Spain on the Habana in 1937 reminds us that Southampton has a long history of welcoming refugees and asylum seekers.Continue reading
Members of Southampton & Winchester Visitors Group (SWVG) were pleased to be invited to participate in Skate Southampton‘s big meet today called Slamma 4 in Guildhall Square in Southampton. Hundreds of young people and families attended and many were happy to sign an orange heart as part of the ‘Together with Refugees‘ initiaitive.Continue reading
Professor Chris Stephens, Chair of Southampton and Winchester Visitors Group (SWVG), met with the Bishop of Southampton, the Rt Revd Debbie Sellin today, to discuss ways to support people seeking asylum and refugees in Southampton. David Retter and Revd Dr Stephen Sizer, trustees of SWVG, also attended.
At her favourite local beauty spot near Sadlers Mill in Romsey, Caroline Nokes, MP for Romsey and Southampton North, joined refugees and people seeking asylum supporting the Orange Heart Campaign organised by Together with Refugees, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Britain signing the UN Geneva Convention for Refugees.
The event was organised by the Southampton and Winchester Visitors Group, a local charity supporting people seeking asylum.Continue reading