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Former rectory becomes place of sanctuary for survivors of torture

In the heart of Norfolk, a former rectory has become a therapeutic retreat centre focused on working with survivors of torture and other marginalized groups.

Wife and husband Sophie North and Ben Margolis moved to The Grange in September 2011 with a dream of opening its doors to asylum seekers and offering a place of sanctuary away from the challenges and trauma of everyday life. The first group visited in April 2012 and The Grange has now welcomed over 200 people from more than 30 countries on retreats, holidays and courses.
Sophie and Ben are interested to hear from any organisations who might like to visit and use the facilities and activities they can offer. The Grange can currently accommodate up to 15 people and visiting groups regularly get involved in a range of activities including gardening, cob oven building, weaving and felting and woodwork. There are also often trips organised to the North Norfolk coast, Thetford Forest and elsewhere.
To contact Sophie and Ben e-mail [email protected].
Attached is a recent update they sent out with some details of groups that visited in the last 12 months. We are delighted that The Grange is now applying for a Sanctuary award.

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The Grange Newsletter January 2014 update 232.54 KB
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