Our 10th Anniversary – a bitter sweet milestone

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This year marks our 10th anniversary – a bitter, sweet milestone. Sweet because for a decade countless volunteers have dedicated time and energy to improving the wellbeing of others. Bitter, because in a supposedly civilised society, our government still believes it justifiable to deprive people of their liberty for administrative convenience.

Of all the years our group has been running, the last twelve months have been among the most challenging. Covid has made life tough for many of us but for those on the margins of society, like the people trapped in indefinite immigration detention at Morton Hall, existing feelings of isolation, uncertainty, fear and desperation have no doubt been magnified.

As look to the year ahead, let’s keep these people in our thoughts. Let’s also make it our New Year’s resolution to do all in our power to continue standing in solidarity with detained people; offering friendship and support and shining a light on the inhumane practice of immigration detention.

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