Fundraise in your community

We love it when fantastic people in the UK do crazy and exciting things to help refugees! Below are some ideas for things you could do.

Hold a bake sale

Gather your friends, schoolmates or colleagues together for some tasty treats and raise some dough for our work supporting refugees and asylum seekers in the UK. Download our fundraising guide and donate your money you raise via JustGiving.

Run for refugees

Do something amazing today and sign up for a sponsored run, like the Great Runs. You will be helping some of the most persecuted and vulnerable people in the world with each step you take.

Get on your bike

Cycling is a great way to keep fit and raise money. Organise your own picturesque ride around your area or take part in one of the many cycling events around the country.

Take a walk

Why not set your own pace by organising a fundraising walk? Get neighbours and friends involved and do it somewhere that means something to you.  There are beautiful canal walks all around the country.  Find your nearest one and get walking for refugees.

Just keep swimming

Maybe you’re more comfortable in the water? Jump into your local pool or organise a lake, canal or channel swim.  It’s a fantastic way to raise awareness and do some fundraising at the same time!

Inspire your colleagues

Helping refugees at work couldn’t be easier.  You could…

  • Put up a Refugee Action poster in your staff room
  • Hold a staff “dress down” day – or a staff dress up day!
  • Challenge your team to a bake-off and sell their creations
  • Use Refugee Action donation box in lieu of a swear jar
  • Organise a work sports day and run, jump or stumble your way to raising lots of cash

Some more ideas…

Quiz nights – organise one of these at your local pub and ask for a small donation to take part

Dinner parties – why not organise a dinner party and ask friends to donate the cost of the meal?

Movie nights – get friends together, watch a great film and ask them to donate the price of a cinema ticket.  For public events, Good Screenings has some great titles and will sort out a screening license for you too!

Coffee mornings – a lovely way to meet neighbours or get together with friends for a chat, you could ask for donations for baked goods

Car boot sales – take your old junk to a car boot sale and donate the proceeds

Inspired? Check out our guide to online fundraising, let us know of your exciting plans, and get started.