CHARIS is an independent Christian charity seeking to transform the lives of refugee families, one life at a time. We are doing this through the sponsorship and resettlement of families in Somerset and Devon. We are a recognised Community Sponsor by the Home Office. We have resettled 3 families and are working with Community Sponsorship groups across the South West to see more communities engaged in the resettlement of refugees. As a sponsor we get to see the lives of families transformed but also our local communities and volunteers become transformed in the process.
If you'd like to run, swim, bake (or do anything else to raise some money), click the button below to get started. It's quick and easy to register and by doing so here at Wonderful.org, you can be sure that every penny raised will reach CHARIS Refugees.
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