Royal Borough welcomes first Syrian refugee family

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Royal Borough welcomes first Syrian refugee family

Beaming smiles greeted Windsor’s first Syrian refugee family as they touched down in the UK.

Cllr David Coppinger (Con, Bray), the borough’s cabinet member for adult services and health, was part of a welcome party who met the family when they arrived at Gatwick Airport on Wednesday .

Back in November the borough announced it would be housing 10 families from Syrian refugee camps as part of a government pledge to rehouse 20,000 vulnerable people in the UK.

Cllr Coppinger (Con, Bray), cabinet member for adult services and health, said: “Over 12 hours this family has gone from living in a desert to living by Windsor Castle.

“The opportunity to meet that family as they arrived is exactly why I love the job I do.”

The borough will only be taking families from refugee camps run by the United Nations Refugee Agency.

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