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Raise money
for refugees


Pregnant and Alone

Imagine being 6 months pregnant,
and living in damp and freezing
conditions? This was Magi’s reality.
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Join our movement of people fighting for a fairer future for refugees.  Plan your own fundraiser for Refugee Action, and raise the funds we need to keep going.

Here are some of our favourite fundraising ideas, and you can check out our fundraising guide for more inspiration. There is something for everyone, whether you’re a master baker or creative crafter, marathon gamer or marathon runner. Whatever you choose to do, we’ll be cheering you on every step of the way!

Go The Distance

Could you complete a physical feat and become a human rights hero? Here are some tried and tested ideas.

  • Join a race and use your place to raise money for Refugee Action. Whether it’s 5k or an ultra-marathon, every mile will change lives.
  • Organise a sponsored walk with friends and familychoosing a distance that represents the journeys refugees make to reach safety.
  • Grab your bike and get pedalling. You choose the challenge, whether it’s a 5 mile cycle with your mates, or Land’s End to John O’Groats.
  • Go virtual and take on a challenge from home. Clock up the miles over a week, month or more and keep everyone updated with your progress.

Host an event

Fancy getting people together to raise funds for refugees? Check out our ideas below for hosting an event, whether online or in person.

  • Celebrate with us by doing something different for your big day. Give the gift of your birthday, wedding or retirement to help a refugee find a fresh start in the UK. You can set up a Facebook fundraiser here.
  • Share your skills. Are you a practiced yogi? Knitter extraordinaire? Master curry-maker? Whatever your skill, host a masterclass for your nearest and dearest and ask for a donation to your fundraiser in return.
  • Host a Livestream session, whether it’s a virtual gig, comedy session or gaming marathon, turn your hobby into a force for good by using Twitch and JustGiving to stream your fundraiser.
  • Feeling crafty? Whether it’s handmade cakes, cards, jewellery, embroidery or plants, sell something you’ve made to raise funds for refugees.

Ready to start fundraising?

We recommend fundraising on JustGiving, and sharing your sponsorship page far and wide. Prefer social media? You can set up a Facebook fundraiser, or raise money on Instagram using donation stickers on your posts and stories.

We’d love to hear about what you’ve got planned, so please get in touch! We can give you fundraising advice and event planning top tips, and provide you with branded Refugee Action goodies for your fundraiser. If you want a helping hand (or just a chat!) get in touch with Hollie in our Community and Events team at or by calling 0800 141 2426.