Support The Aid for Refugees Together
Supporting refugee people and families
Fast response on the ground at the point of crisis
Providing care with humility and humanity
Donations We Always Need Urgently.
Compact sleeping bags are needed so that refugees can take them with them.
Mens trousers, jeans and especially jogging bottoms separated by waist size one size per box / bag.
Suitable for walking in all conditions. Both shoes tied by shoelaces, in a small bag or elastic band tied together. The EU size needs to be clear and don’t mix children’s shoes with adults.
NEW socks & underwear
All items MUST be brand new and still in their packets. Separate boxes / bags for men, women and children.
Our Latest Blogs
Imagine only having one pair of knickers and living in a field for the foreseeable future. Imagine you can only access a shower in that field once a month. No one in this day and age should have to do this. In the Idomeni refugee camp in Northern Greece this is...
Yesterday, following yet another rumour the borders would open, hundreds of families packed their bags and prepared to pass from Idomeni into FYROM (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) border of Northern Greece. Crowds gathered. Some people at the front went to the...
10.4.16 at the Greek Macedonian, FYROM (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) border this morning 11.45. Members of our team are volunteering here today. We were out with team banana in the Idomeni camp where the protest in the photograph is happening. 4000 bananas...
Who knew cling film is the essential element to shipping boxes of aid, We have dragged our half height pallets outside into the car park built them to full capacity and set to wrap them in cling film We have 6.5 pallets worth of boxes full with some space left and a...
The most important thing we learned this week is that when you fill a pallet to its height capacity it won’t fit through the door of our new warehouse, oops. In between waving off the van to Calais we have been busily preparing your donations to ship them out to...
When we set off on our family holiday to Lesvos this summer I never thought it would lead us to becoming sleeping bag shippers. With your help, donating money to pay for survival bags, donating much needed sleeping bags and helping us to sort out the donations, my...
Who We Are
One of our Trustees and a Volunteer met at Mytilene Airport in Lesvos, Greece and knew a mutual friend (another of our volunteers). They got talking and during a swim to cool off were talking about all the life jackets littering the coast and the state of crisis with the Syrian Refugees. Instead of just talking about it .. they made a plan of action for support. Our Trustees decided to make all the monetary donations coming in via friends into a legitimate charity.
One week later during a fashion show that had a segment about the refugee crisis and asking for donations of clothes, shampoos and other items from holiday, we launched the charity and named it Refugees START.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Are your a fully registered charity?
Yes we are. Our charity number is: 1166273, which has been issued to us by the Charity Commission for England and Wales.
Where do you provide aid in the world?
Greece, France & UK