At 7am this morning the Human Disco Ball team began a gruelling 200km run from Bristol to Brook House detention centre to raise a solidarity fund for BID's work.

Freya, a Human rights lawyer and amateur runner, will be running dressed as a glittery disco ball alongside Hamza, also an amateur runner and a University of Birmingham student and refugee.

Together the pair will be pounding pavements for around 48 hours to raise awareness about immigration detention as well as funds for free legal advice to help people apply for bail.

About the campaign, they said: 

"The proposed Illegal Migration Bill could drastically increase the number of people in the UK detention system and continues to criminalise many people who are fleeing unthinkable circumstances in their home countries.

The Human Disco Ball campaign is there to remind people that there is another way. We should be approaching immigration policy in a humane, ethical and compassionate way, and hope that people feel empowered to take action in any way they can."

You can follow their run on theLive Tracker here and show your solidarity by donating to the fund or sharing posts about the run.

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Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID) is a registered Charity No. 1077187. Registered in England as a Limited Company No. 03803669. Accredited by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner Ref. No. N200100147. We are a member of the Fundraising Regulator, committed to best practice in fundraising and follow the standards for fundraising as set out in the Code of Fundraising Practice.
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