We are a growing collective of people from the local community with a huge range of skills and experience. But we are united by a shared common goal: to welcome a family to this area so that they can rebuild their lives.

If you would like to join us please complete this form to join the mailing list and find out more.

The individual voices of this group explain who we are and why we chose to get involved:

“To help makes us human.”

“I got involved because this provided an opportunity to actually DO SOMETHING that would help in what is a terrible conflict and where one often feels so helpless to respond. Also, I think that Cornwall could only benefit from embracing more people from a wider range of cultures and Falmouth and Penryn would be richer for welcoming refugee families to the area.” 

“Any of us could become refugees. It’s our duty as part of a civilised society to show compassion to people whose lives have been shattered.”

“I want to help, to feel less helpless and to try to make a difference.”

“I don’t want to remain passive when there is a chance of working together to resettle refugees in our community which can only benefit us all.”

“I’m involved because I was welcomed into Falmouth nearly 30 years ago. This is an open-hearted community which has so much to offer refugee families. Falmouth and Penryn will also benefit greatly from those refugee families. They need help and generosity: Falmouth and Penryn can give this.

“To feel less helpless and try to make a difference.”

“I joined ‘Welcome’ because I hate the idea that by an accident of birth we can deny others safety and sanctuary. Also, my own mother is a refugee…”

“Because no one should have to flee from their homes or be parted violently from their homes.”

“I’m driven by a need to do something, anything, to help I want to dispel the myths of racism and Islamophobia and I want to do this creatively… I want to humanise the idea and the word ‘refugee’ in my community.”

“I’m disgusted with our country’s foreign policy and military intervention. It’s led me to want to make a difference in some small way to the lives of those that are affected by them.”

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Falmouth & Penryn Welcomes Refugee Families is a registered charity (1181196 )

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