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Hackney Borough of Sanctuary recently held an annual general meeting on 15 February 2017 to discuss how to give support to the process of bringing Syrian families to Hackney as part of Hackney Council’s commitment to bring families under the UNHCR programme.

Working with Citizens UK, we plan to raise financial support for the families, and to encourage more landlords and organisations to provide accommodation in Hackney.

The following were elected as officers:

Chair: Cathy Bird

Vice Chair: Ali Aksoy

Secretary: Ian Rathbone

Treasurer: Mischa Borris

Committee Members: John Page, Caitlin Burbridge.  More Committee members will be co-opted later.

It was agreed that an Assistant Treasurer would be found through Citizens UK.

If you are interested in helping, please contact 07890 654 068.