Many came from churches, but the gathering at the Friends Meeting House also included students, medics and other concerned citizens.
The meeting heard moving testimonies from Syrian and Eritrean asylum seekers.
The group intends to provide a welcome, friendship and support to any refugees who come to settle in Skipton, and to work together with the councils planning to receive Syrian refugees.
Visit the Skipton Refugee Support Group page on Facebook for more details.
NB This meeting was planned a fortnight earlier when John, Bill and Viv met in Hettie’s – John did all the work other than some notifications – well done John.
The Skipton Refugee Support Group members helped with collecting donations for the Red Cross Europe Refugee Crisis Appeal at Tesco Skipton on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th Sept and raised the grand total close to £950.
With a typical donation of £1 to £3 we estimate over 400 Tesco customers and staff supported the appeal.