"I find everything I need here. I’m happy with their services and staff. Everything here knows me and welcomes me."
Asylum Welcome could not exist without our fantastic supporters. We rely on donations from our wonderful community to keep providing support to refugees, asylum seekers and detainees locally. There are many different ways to get involved.
Asking friends and family to sponsor you for an event is a great way to challenge yourself and help refugees. You can register with an event already happening like Oxford Half Marathon, GoTri Triathlon or Bike Oxford, (some of these we have charity discounted places, so check on the website first). Or you can make up your own challenge. We can provide sponsorship forms and if needed, help you set up a JustGiving page to get you going.
Organise an event
Hold a clothes swap, a bake off or a book sale in your local community – the possibilities are endless and we’d love to hear your ideas! Get in touch so we can support you.
Sign up at easyfundraising.org.uk and add the donation reminder onto your browser – then every time you buy something online, we get a percentage of the profits – at no cost to you. Guilt-free shopping!
Give a car!
You can donate the value of your old car at: giveacar.co.uk
Payroll Giving is a flexible scheme which allows anyone who pays UK income tax to give regularly and on a tax free basis to the charities and good causes of their choice. Payroll Giving donations are deducted before tax so each £1.00 you give will only cost you 80p, and if you're a higher rate tax payer it will only cost you 60p.
It’s cheaper because its tax free - for example, a donation of £5 per month costs the basic rate tax payer £4.00.
Find out more at payrollgiving.co.uk.
Our Fantastic Fundraisers!
Andrew raised £533.93 by taking part in the eccentric Brompton World Championships in London in July 2017. He said, ‘In getting on my bike, I wanted to help a charity that was both local and global. My wife teaches English to a Syrian couple with three young kids, one of whom is disabled. I've seen first-hand just how disorientating and downright difficult it is for them to start afresh here. They managed to get out of a country which is war-torn; the very least we can do is start the mending process by giving them a warm and supportive welcome here in Oxfordshire.’