Message from our Founder Jess Thompson:

I am running the marathon on 5th April in Paris to raise money for Migrateful’s Solidarity Fund. As a type 1 diabetic, running 42km is not going to be an easy distance to achieve but I am going to give it a go!

Every day at Migrateful we see the reality of what the Hostile Environment Policy means; forcing people into destitution and homelessness. Over half of our chefs are destitute asylum seekers, without recourse to public funds, unable to legally work whilst waiting on average 10 years to get their immigration status. A lot of our chefs are also not eligible to free healthcare so they try to survive without it. The story of the Ethiopian asylum seeker who needed chemotherapy but was not eligible to NHS treatment and so tragically died last month, highlights the true inhumanity of this policy.

The Migrateful chef Solidarity Fund offers our asylum seeker chefs a weekly grant which will pay for some of their basic needs such as transport, food and medication.

Please if you can, sponsor me to run this marathon and help keep our chefs out of destitution.

Donate here or click on the Just Giving Page below.

Thanks so much!

Read Jess’s story

Yesterday when the UK election results were released, my good friend posted: “today we mourn and tomorrow we mobilise”. So in the spirit of mobilising, I am running the marathon on 5th April in Paris to raise money for Migrateful’s solidarity fund.