But the UK asylum system they rely on all too often fails them. Instead of safety and shelter, they can be left hungry and homeless on our streets while they wait, sometimes years, to get a decision that in many cases is wrong.
Every year people arrive in the UK fleeing war and persecution, desperately seeking safety.
It doesn’t have to be this way. We believe a future is possible where those forced to flee the homes they loved receive compassion, a fair decision, essential support and help to rebuild their lives in the UK.
Race for Refugees 2020 has now finished
Be the first to hear about Race for Refugees 2021
Register your interest today
How does it work?
Anyone, anywhere can make their move in the Race For Refugees. Whether it’s 5km, 100km or anything inbetween, how far will you go to help make the UK a more welcoming place?
Step 1: sign up to get your free fundraising pack
You’ll receive your very own Refugee Action t-shirt and plenty of top tips on how to reach your fundraising goal.
Step 2: pick your change challenge
You set your own goal. Do as many miles as you like in a day, a week or a month. Do it with friend, family or colleagues. The most important thing is that we move forward together.
Step 3: set up your fundraising page
Join the Race For Refugees team on JustGiving and set your fundraising goal (suggested target £200) and ask your friends and family to sponsor you to reach your distance target.
Step 4: get started and Make Your Move!
Don’t forget to share photos or videos of your challenge on social media with #RaceForRefugees and tag Refugee Action so we can celebrate too!
Race for Refugees 2020 challenge has now finished
We’re sorry but the Race for Refugees 2020 is now closed.
Together we travelled an epic 2000 miles and raised over £25,000 to support Refugee Action’s work. Congratulations to everyone who took part.
We’ll be back in 2021 – register your interest below to be the first to hear about it!
If you’d like to have a chat about doing your own fundraising, Rebecca in our Fundraising Team would love to hear from you.
You can email her at RebeccaM@refugee-action.org.uk
or call 0800 141 2426