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Bail for Immigration Detainees

2019 London Legal Walk

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

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[p]Thank you for visiting team BID's fundraising page for the 2019 London Legal Walk. [/p][p]So far our team is:[b] Asif, Greg, Jyoti, Kate, Lubka, Patrick, Rafaela & Saoirse[/b][/p][p]On the 17th June we are walking to #GoTheDistance for detainees and raise money in support of BID's vital work providing free legal advice to people locked up in removal centres across the UK.[/p][p][b]Each year in the UK 27,000 people are locked up indefinitely and without trial for the purpose of immigration control. If this were to happen to a British citizen in another country, there would be righteous anger and condemnation, yet here in the UK it remains hidden and overlooked.[/b][/p][p]Immigration detention disproportionately affects the most vulnerable people in our society like people with poor mental or physical health and victims of domestic violence, trafficking, torture and sexual abuse.[/p][p]The Home Office is allowed to use immigration detention but only as a last resort if they are trying to deport someone. In reality it is used routinely and the majority of people who are detained are eventually released back into the community after much needless suffering.[/p][p]This March a parliament’s Home Affairs Select Committee condemned the "careless and cavalier" approach of the Home Office and raised serious concerns about a catalogue of failings leading to rising self-harm and suicide in detention centres.[/p][p]"The Home Office has utterly failed in its responsibility to oversee the safe and humane detention of individuals in the UK, that too often it does not follow its own policy and guidance, and that a series of safeguarding and case-working failures have led to people being wrongfully detained, held in immigration when they are vulnerable and unnecessarily detained for too long."[/p][p]BID has been helping people exercise their right to liberty alongside campaigning for the end of Immigration detention for the past 20 years.[/p][p]Last year BID supported 5,941 people to fight for their freedom. We are hoping to raise £2,000 to help BID continue to provide free legal advice and representation to people in detention in the UK.[/p][p]Please give generously to this vitally important cause! [/p][p]You can find out more information about immigration detention and BID's work on their website www.biduk.org. If you would like to join our walking team email Elisa@biduk.org.[/p][p][b]So please sponsor us today![/b][/p][p][b]Thank you[/b][/p]

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Jun 18, 2019

Anonymous

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jun 18, 2019

A Prendergast

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 17, 2019

Salim

Well walked Greg

£10.00

Jun 17, 2019

Anonymous

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 17, 2019

Antonia

Wishing Jyoti and team all the best! Brilliant cause x

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jun 17, 2019

Anonymous

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 17, 2019

Adam Payter

Good luck!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jun 17, 2019

Anonymous

Probably worth missing netball for X

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jun 17, 2019

Fraser King

@jyoti you go girl

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jun 16, 2019

Anonymous

Go Jyo(ti)

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid