Be part of this year's Refugee Tales walk from 2-6 July.

June 9, 2022

On Saturday 2 July 2022 Refugee Tales walkers will begin gathering in Merstham, Surrey where they will journey together and share tales. The walk enables participants to celebrate our world wide community, taking steps towards our collective destination: a future without immigration detention.

Refugee Tales originated out of the work of Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group, a charity supporting people in immigration detention at Gatwick, through the work of volunteer visitors who befriend and support people in detention with weekly visits.

"People in detention have repeatedly told their visitors they wished their stories to be heard while protecting their anonymity".  

Anyone can sign up for the Refugee Tales Walk. Starting from Merstham Station on Saturday 2 July walkers will follow the Pilgrim’s Way to Dorking, travelling to Guildford the following day and then on to Farnham, Alton, and finally, Winchester.  

Members of the local community are invited to join the walkers each evening to hear the tales of those who have experienced detention as they seek sanctuary. There is a strong feeling of hospitality on a Refugee Tales walk - of a walking community expressing joy. Those who have experienced detention are frequently destitute post-detention, during our walk they become visible in the landscape, and are no longer defined by their detention but as walkers celebrating community.

Please remember the Refugee Tales pilgrims in your prayers. To find out more, and book your place, please visit the Refugee Tales website.