About Us

Our Mission

Supporting refugee people and families

Fast response on the ground at the point of crisis

Providing care with humility and humanity

Our Story

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 Trustee 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.

  • Monetary Donations 100%
  • Shoes 90%
  • Socks 90%
  • Full Coverage Clothes 60%
  • Sanitary Pads 40%
  • Baby Items (Clothes & shoes only, no baby bottles or powder formula) 30%

Our Charity Number: 1166273

Our Constitution: