Donations

Thank you to everyone who has already donated to support refugees in the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames.

Find out more about our impacts, then check the donation links below if you’d like to help financially or with any surplus items. You can also help by giving your time or sharing your skills.

Our impacts

  • 7 years have flown by since we were founded on 1st November 2015.
    Here’s some of what we’ve achieved…

    10 families befriended from Afghanistan, Egypt, Syria, and Yemen.

    6 Syrian families brought to safety.
    3 Afghan family welcomed so far.

    48 total refugees supported:
    20 adults.
    28 children.

    8 private-let homes found for refugee families.
    2 homes furnished from scratch through donations.

    150+ food parcels delivered since 2020.
    6 laptops provided during lockdown to school children.
    1 school bursary place obtained.

    10 community events held to promote integration:
    3 pantomime trips.
    3 Christmas parties.
    3 Summer picnics.
    1 Spring party.

    Weekly food collection

    Other ways we’ve helped so far

    Health

    • funding treatment for dental emergencies.
    • escorting families on dental and hospital appointments.
    • arranging supplementary physiotherapy for a torture survivor.

    Learning

    • providing one-to-one language support for at least one person in each family.
    • arranging sessions for children at organised summer holiday activities.
    • sourcing school uniforms.

    Work

    • arranging free legal advice.
    • escorting adults to the Citizens Advice Bureau.
    • helping adults to complete applications for training.
    • funding tools for helping dad return to work.
    • funding kit and clothes for hairdressing classes.

    Life

    • sourcing bikes and buggies for children.
    • providing families with vacuum cleaners and a cooker.
    • sourcing replacement beds and bunk beds.
    • giving Christmas and Eid gifts.

PayPal

Please consider giving any amount you can spare directly to Refugees Welcome in Richmond

Easy Fundraising

Turn your everyday online shopping into free donations in support of refugee families in Richmond

Recyle4Charity

Contact us to share your old printer ink cartridges for local collection, or send directly if you have 15+

Facebook

Check our Facebook group to see the latest news, requests, and offers of help from our community

In addition to any one-off or regular donation, you could support us financially by directing all your online shopping through Easy Fundraising, where you can find thousands of retailers including Amazon, eBay, most supermarkets, and many more reputable online and high street retailers who will donate a percentage of the value of your purchases without costing you any more than the normal payment.

Volunteering your time and skills

Our group always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making Refugees Welcome in Richmond even better and more effective. We want to provide you with the correct and appropriate information pertaining to your mode of support, so don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.

Supporting our search for new homes or getting involved in our befriending scheme are rewarding and efficient ways to contribute to the great work we do at Refugees Welcome in Richmond.

Get in touch with any questions about how you can volunteer your time today.