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

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Knickers, Knickers, Knickers and Bras

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...

Clashes at the Idomeni Camp borders at FYROM

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...

Tear gas, babies and bananas

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...

It’s all about cling film and last minute pant purchases

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 doors are too short

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...

Its all about the pallets and sleeping bags

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

Leigh Bell

Leigh Bell

Trustee

Wendy Myers

Wendy Myers

Trustee

Mel Steel

Mel Steel

Trustee

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.

Tracey Myers

Tracey Myers

Member

Cathie Heart

Cathie Heart

Member

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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