CWR aims primarily to raise public awareness of the refugee crisis, to gather resources where required, and help to develop a stronger community. Cheltenham Welcomes Refugees is not actively fund-raising at the moment, and would, instead, direct monetary donations to GARAS (Gloucestershire Action on Asylum Seekers and Refugees).
GARAS works to support the Syrian families coming to Cheltenham, and their
Resettlement Worker, Amina Khanom, frequently arranges hampers of store cupboard staples for newly arriving families. Please click here for a list of suggested supplies, including food, household supplies and toiletries.
From time to time, there are call-outs for specific items on our Facebook page. If you have furniture or larger household items that might be useful, please email Amina with a photo, and she can arrange collection if needed.