Refugee Week takes place every year across the world in the week around World Refugee Day on the 20 June. Refugee Week started in 1998 as a direct reaction to hostility in the media and society in general towards refugees and asylum seekers. An established part of the UK’s cultural calendar, Refugee Week is now one of the leading national initiatives working to counter this negative climate, defending the importance of sanctuary and the benefits it can bring to both refugees and host communities.
Phone Credit for Refugees has been operating for over three years now, and we’re not exaggerating when we say that this is all down to you. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for everything you’ve helped us achieve so far: not only have we built a beautiful and supportive community together, but we’ve also delivered an incredible 50,000 mobile top-ups -made possible by the staggering £900,000 you’ve raised and donated to our cause. Just let the enormity of those numbers sink in.
But there’s still work to be done! If you’re looking for a new and exciting way of helping us to keep refugees and displaced people connected – why not get involved in a fundraiser? This week is the perfect time to shout about the work we do and start raising funds to help us keep those phones topped up. And to help you do just that, we’re thrilled to present our brand new fundraising pack!
Crammed full of hints, tips, ideas and advice, it’s the perfect way to get inspired and maximise your fundraising efforts. Fundraising is a simple and fun way to spread the word about the work we do here at PC4R, so why not challenge yourself to try a new activity, while collecting cash for a brilliant cause? You could:
Sign up for a sporting event;
Set up a football tournament;
Hold a bake sale;
Organise an open mic night; or
Sell unwanted items on eBay and donate the profits.
These are just a few ideas, but there are loads more in our new fundraising pack. And to make collecting funds even easier, you can now set up your very own fundraising page on JustGiving.com in a few simple steps.
Once again, we thank you for your continued support, during Refugee Week 2019 and beyond!
With love and gratitude