Update: We did it!
We did it! We managed to raise £16,000 in seven days!
Thank you so much to everyone that donated to The Big Give Christmas Challenge this week, plus our generous Pledgers and Human Rights Fund.
Together you’ve helped fund our most in demand, frontline services for refugees this Christmas and we couldn’t be more grateful for your generous support!
If you missed The Big Give Christmas Challenge but would like to donate to help refugees in Berkshire this Christmas, please donate here: www.refugeesupportgroup.org.uk/donate
Your Donation DOUBLED This Christmas
Donate from Tuesday 29th November to Tuesday 6th December and get your donation DOUBLED thanks to The Big Give Christmas Challenge.
Donate and have your donation doubled here:
Please note: Donations are only match-funded from 29th November to 6th December when donated through the link above
How The Big Give Works
Here’s a star-studded short video to explain how The Big Give works and how you can get your donation doubled with match-funding.
Why We Need Your Help
Refugee Support Group has been providing advice, support, social activities and practical help for refugees in Berkshire since 1994, but the situation right now is tougher than we’ve ever seen.
The Government are stirring up racism and hatred, refugees are being kept in inhumane conditions like at Manston detention centre, and the spiralling Cost of Living crisis is hitting already destitute refugees that are struggling to afford food and clothing.
Last year, the Afghanistan and Ukraine conflicts saw demand for our services soar by more than 460%. Now with the current situation, that demand continues to grow and we’re struggling to support the number of people that need us.
That’s why we need your help.
Get your donation doubled with The Big Give and have twice the impact for refugees in Berkshire this Christmas.
What Your Donation Will Do
This year, we are raising money to fund our three most important projects helping refugees in Berkshire.
Our Advice Service
We are raising money to fund our Advice Service that provides free, confidential legal advice and practical support for refugees and asylum seekers in Berkshire. As families arrive in Berkshire from Afghanistan, we’re expecting the demand for this service to dramatically increase.
We are aiming to raise £5,333 to fund this service for at least 2.5 months.
Our Drop In Service
We are raising money to fund our Drop In Service that provides a safe space, social interaction, English lessons, access to a Caseworker and much more for refugees and asylum seekers in Berkshire. As families arrive in Berkshire from Afghanistan, we’re expecting the demand for this service to dramatically increase.
We are aiming to raise £5,333 to fund this service for at least three months.
Our Homework Club for Schoolchildren
We are raising money to fund our Homework Clubs. Our Homework Clubs help refugee schoolchildren with their homework so that they can catch-up on missed education and achieve more at school. We’ve recently restarted the clubs after COVID and need funding to continue running them.
We are aiming to raise £5,333 to fund this service for at least six months.
Your Donation Doubled
Donate from Tuesday 29th November to Tuesday 7th December and your donation will be doubled thanks to match-funding from our generous Pledgers and Human Rights Fund.
- If you pledge £100, your donation could be worth £200.
This would fund two Homework Club sessions, providing help with schoolwork for roughly twenty refugee schoolchildren.
- If you pledge £200, your donation could be worth £400.
This would fund a Caseworker for two weeks providing advice and support to roughly 25 families and individuals.
- If you pledge £500, your donation could be worth £1,000.
This would fund our Drop In Centre for roughly three weeks, providing a safe space, education and practical help for hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers.
We’re so pleased to be taking part in The Big Give Christmas Challenge again
With your support we raised an incredible £19,577 during the two Challenge weeks, made up of:
- Pledges from 35 committed supporters totalling £4985
- Champion Funding from The Big Give totalling £4621
- Donations from supporters during the two Challenge weeks totalling £9971
This year we’re aiming to raise £16,000 through The Christmas Challenge, and we need your help to do it!
It’s easy to be twice as nice this Christmas with The Big Give’s Christmas Challenge.
Get your donation doubled
Donate and have your donation doubled here: https://donate.thebiggive.org.uk/campaign/a056900002NiPd5AAF
Please note: Donations are only match-funded from midday, Tue 29th November to midday, Tue 6th December when donated to the page linked above.
Any donations received above our target amount will go towards our services supporting refugees in Berkshire.