What can you do to help refugees?

You’ve seen the horrific pictures in the papers. You’ve heard the harrowing stories on the news. Now you’re asking yourself, how can I help refugees? The answer is you can do anything at all. And our Fundraising Guide can help!

Are you an aspiring runner, baking enthusiast or budding musician? Whatever you love to do best, do it to raise money to help refugees as they rebuild their lives here in Britain.

Whether you’re new charity fundraising or a dab hand at fundraising activities, we’re here to help! We can provide you with fundraising resources such as t-shirts, running vests, bunting, collection tins and buckets and leaflets.

Be sure to let us know what you’re up to as well – we’d love to hear from you! For advice, support and friendly enthusiasm, get in touch at fundraising@refugee-action.org.uk or give us a call on 0800 141 2426.

Jana & Ahmed

Like so many refugees, Jana and her son Ahmed were leading full and happy lives before war tore their lives apart. Jana was a teacher in Aleppo and expecting her second child, Ahmed was enjoying school and looking forward to having a little brother.

Then their house was hit and destroyed, along with everything they owned.

“We left at night. It took three days, walking most of the way, hiding at night.”

When they came to the UK they left so much behind. Jana’s partner couldn’t come with them. Jana found herself in a strange country looking after Ahmed and a newborn baby on her own.

Thankfully we were able to help them get settled. We showed them how to shop, use public transport, find a GP and schools, and get the all the support they needed to start living again.

With our support, made possible by people like you, Ahmed is making friends and rebuilding his life here in Britain.

At the start in the UK it was hard because we knew no one. I was shy at first, but I have many best friends here now.

Ahmed

Make. Bake. Bike.
Whatever you love to do, do it to raise money for refugees!