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Today is World Refugee Day, a United Nations designated day celebrating the strength, courage and resilience of those who have had to flee their home countries to escape conflict or persecution. The theme of this year’s annual day to mark the cause is solidarity with refugees, inviting people to show their support by giving to, advocating for and learning about refugees, in order to make the world a more welcoming place for all. 

ACH, the Bristol-founded provider for refugee and migrant integration services, is bringing to life the values of the international day with its one-of-a-kind event this autumn, aptly named The Welcome Party. 

Guests are invited to join ACH on Thursday 7 November for an evening that celebrates refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in the Bristol workforce. In line with the World Refugee Day aims for solidarity, The Welcome Party will act as a platform to advocate for change, seeking to challenge and transform systems that often prevent asylum seekers and migrants from receiving equal opportunities in this country. 

The event will take place at Bristol’s The Mount Without, and will see entertainment consisting of inspirational keynote speeches from refugees with powerful success stories, alongside music and poetry from across the world, and will culminate in a moving on-stage interview with Olympic gold medalist, Sir Mo Farah. 

Fuad Mahamed, CEO at ACH, said: “This World Refugee Day we’re asking people to help us continue the work we do to support and empower people living and working in the UK. The Welcome Party is an opportunity for people to learn more about refugees and the ways in which they can show solidarity with them.”

Through The Welcome Party, ACH seeks to provide support not only to the refugees and migrants they currently work with, but also for Bristol City of Sanctuary, a charity that advocates for a fair and humane asylum system. Profit from the event will partly be donated to the charity to continue its essential work. 

Tickets for the event are on sale now and start from £140 per individual seat. Businesses are encouraged to buy a table for the event, to bring employers together to develop their understanding and appreciation of what migrants and refugees bring to the UK workforce. 

Tickets are very limited, and can be purchased at




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