Secret Millionaire looks at asylum issue

THE plight of people refused sanctuary will be seen by three million viewers of Channel 4’s Secret Millionaire programme on Monday 15 March at 9pm.

Church Action on Poverty told the SCO tonight that this week’s millionaire visited Refugee Action’s Leicester office and was shocked and moved by the plight of those who have been refused sanctuary in the UK but are unable to return home. He was scandalised that many are living destitute on the streets and dependent on food parcels from local charities—so he donated £15,000 to help start up a local project to help asylum-seekers escape destitution.

Having highlighted the plight of failed asylum seekers in the last  Cross Wires entry, focusing in particular on this week’s suicides in Glasgow, the issues being raised in coming programme have resonance.

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