Please click the image below to read more about our upcoming training event on difficult conversations about migration



Reading City of Sanctuary would like to thank the organisers of Vibrant Reading. We met many organisations there and would love them to get in touch and support us.


Thank you to all who have supported so far by signing our pledge form:

Thames Valley Police
Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service
Shed café
Chalkboard Café
The Global café
The Bike Kitchen
Reading Green Party
Reading Community Learning Centre
The Breast Feeding Network
The Muslim community, Sikh community and United
Reformed Church
The Mustard Tree
The Red Cross
Reading Chronicle
Community Matters Reading College radio
Southcote Community Allotment

You can download and print our pledge form here


Our coffee bank scheme at Shed Cafe,  The Global cafe and  Chalkboard cafe is now launched.
This means free coffee☕️ (and food 🌯at Chalkboard) for all RRSG clients. Do pop in and check it out.

🚲 The Bike Kitchen at Jackson’s are offering free training and bikes for RRSG clients. A big thank you to Adrian for organising. 🚲




We have also been featured in the Reading Chronicle and BBC News.

You can also help us by spreading the word via mouth or by following us on Twitter/Facebook:




Reading Refugee Support Group is hosting the Reading bid for City of Sanctuary status.

We are joined by The Mustard Tree Foundation, British Red Cross, the Alliance for Cohesion and Racial Equality, Reading Voluntary Action and the Reading International Solidarity Centre.

We are now very proud to have the backing and support of Reading Borough Council who agreed to sign our declaration on 17th October 2016. We look forward to working with them in the next few months.

We are also thrilled to have the support of the Right Worshipful Mayor of Reading

We still have much work to do and look forward to hearing from other organisations across Reading who wish to join us.

Nick Harborne. Reading Refugee Support Group 0118 950 5356 [email protected]
Kate Butler. Reading Refugee Support Group 0118 950 5356 [email protected]
Zainab Koroma.Deputy Manager – 0118 935 8216

Rose Haines. British Red Cross 01235 552 684

Victor Koroma. ACRE Alliance for Cohesion and Racial Equality. 0118 951 0279

Sarah Morland. RVA Reading Voluntary Action. 0118 957 4123
Lorraine Briffitt.
Martin Mikhail. RISC Reading International Solidarity Centre 0118 958 3555

Marian McNichol RRSG trustee, [email protected]

If any one is interested in finding out more or joining the steering group please contact the above members. Individual members from our Refugee and Asylum Seeker communities are most welcome.

We are also looking for local Reading Businesses representatives.