Posted: Tue 1st Mar 2022

Coleg Cambria shows support for refugee campaigns with exhibition

Business, in Wales.
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Mar 1st, 2022

KIND-HEARTED college staff and students have shown their support for refugee campaigns.

Coleg Cambria marked Holocaust Memorial Day with a display and period of remembrance for those who have lost their lives fleeing danger.

Held at the Yale campus library in Wrexham, 27 candles were lit to pay tribute to the 27 migrants who sadly lost their lives last November when their inflatable dinghy capsized in the English Channel.

Inclusion Assistant Jackie Kightly said the ‘Together with Refugees’ event brought learners and lecturers together in support of their plight and that of so many others.

It comes as the ‘Together with Refugees’ national organisation asks schools and colleges to join their Show Your Heart appeal, which began on Monday.


Jackie says the college will continue to champion the right of those who need its support and bring people together to aid positive causes.

“The response from the learners to the display was heartening, with many keen to find out more about how they can help with these national and global issues,” she added.

“Cambria is all about inclusivity, compassion and unity, not just among students and staff but also within the community and wider afield.

“I’m glad we had the opportunity to shine a light on what is a worldwide and tragic problem and thank those who visited the exhibition for their support and for joining us in remembrance of refugees worldwide fleeing dangerous situations and wanting to rebuild their lives in peace.”

Wrexham is a Town of Sanctuary – part of the national City of Sanctuary movement – with supporting bodies including Cambria, AVOW, Voices Network and Family Friends.


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